Posts Tagged “charity”

[Video] The Bicycle City Trailer

Here’s a great trailer for a documentary (still in post-production) about how the introduction of 20,000 bicycles over 20 years has transformed the impoverished city of Rivas, Nicaragua.

What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.

The Bicycle City Film

You can donate to the film-makers to help them complete the film.

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Post Under art, Marketing, Video April 17, 2011

The Business of Disaster Relief


In the south-eastern corner of Australia we’ve just had a major bushfire disaster with 300 presumed dead and thousands of homes lost. The nation has been left stunned by the tragedy and there has been a quick response from the entire community, right across the country, to get relief to the victims. Many businesses have chipped in with donations of not only money, but also food and supplies as well. It’s all heartfelt and great to see. But let me play devil’s advocate for a moment. Let me ask the question that only idiots like myself ask. Let me question the unquestionable and rattle the pillars of heaven. Let me ask the question of where charity ends and marketing begins.

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Post Under Advice, Marketing February 12, 2009

Movember – My first six days


Please sponsor me by clicking the picture. My number is: 71709.

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Post Under Misc November 6, 2007


I’m doing Movember this year, and while I don’t expect to be able to equal the vibrissa growths of those closer to the simian tree roots than I, I do hope to be able to raise a few bucks for a very worthwhile cause. If you’d like to sponsor us, then pop over to here. Rego number is 71709. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. We’re also looking for team members – both boys and girls – so if you’re interested leave a comment and I’ll forward you the details.

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Post Under Misc October 29, 2007
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