Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)? This annual campaign strives to raise public awareness of sexual violence and how it can be prevented. The statistics are startling, to say the least: In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experience sexual violence in their lifetime. It’s an epidemic that affects every single community regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or race. Continue reading
173 men. 173 mustaches. $308,000 raised for charity.
How do mustaches translate into doing good? It all started with a pair of friends, Dave Hogan and Aaron Breed, who shared the same two passions: mustaches and helping the children of Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading
Sometimes when you look at a seemingly ubiquitous charity behemoth like the American Cancer Society, you find that there’s so much more to know than you realized.
The ACS, founded 105 years ago by ten doctors and five laypeople in New York City, has perhaps had the biggest impact on cancer research and the advance of treatments of any single entity except the US government. Continue reading
The GoodBookey team is excited to welcome our latest charity partner, Dusty Trails, to the family. Dusty Trails is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on rescuing senior Labrador Retrievers and providing a loving home for them to live healthily and happily. Make sure to give them some love the next time you place a bet on GoodBookey – $50 will feed one of their pups for a whole month! Continue reading for the whole story on Georgia Evans and how Dusty Trails became her life calling as told by Brian Castle. Continue reading
This week, Goodbookey’s spotlight is shining on Well Constructed!
What Does Well Constructed do?
Well Constructed aims to enable community development by providing clean drinking water to as many people as possible. They partner with local communities and contractors to build wells and establish well maintenance programs in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
How Did Well Constructed Start?
Google’s Nathan Rogers was attending Santa Clara University when he began working on a project aimed at creating an affordable, safe, sustainable, and scalable building design for people in rural regions of Ghana. While in Ghana he met Rashed who was building a tourism business and partnering with international organizations to build wells in his community. In 2015, with the help of many generous friends, Well Constructed was founded.
Well Constructed’s Impact
Rogers and Anaba have worked to bring down the cost of each well to $3,000, a 25 percent reduction in cost, from what was already a much lower price than many similar sized nonprofits are paying. Since the two men are self-sustained economically, every dollar that’s raised directly funds the construction of new wells. Active since 2015, 17 wells have been built and over 13,000 people now have access to clean water.
What You Can Do
Because every donation makes an impact!
- $10- Provides clean water to 3 people in need.
- $100- Provides clean water to 30 children, enabling them to be in class longer, without having to walk miles to fetch water.
- $3,000- Builds a well that can support a community of 500 to 1,500 people for years to come.
- Shop Amazon Smile- Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of items you buy. That adds up quick!
- Place a GoodBookey bet and select them as your charity!
We are so happy to support such a meaningful, impactful cause! Make sure you place your next GoodBookey bet for Well Constructed.
GoodBookey is happy to shine light on our charity partner, Vs. Cancer!
What Does Vs. Cancer Do?
Vs. Cancer empowers athletes, sports teams, and community members to help children with cancer by fundraising. During the fundraising process, the foundation works with each sports team to identify something specific they want to fund. This includes helping to add personnel, decorate inpatient rooms, or fund research grants. In addition to fundraising, the foundation links teams to hospitals so that athletes can spend quality time directly with the children undergoing treatment.
Goodbookey is happy to announce our newest charity partner: The Confetti Foundation!
What Does The Confetti Foundation Do?
The Confetti Foundation supplies party kits for children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. They allow children and parents to take their minds off of hospital stays and celebrate birthdays with ease. Each Birthday Box contains all the materials necessary to throw a birthday party in a hospital room: four cups, four plates, four napkins, four paper straws, four wooden forks, four wooden spoons, two decorative tissue pots, one pair of grippy socks, one bag of handmade birthday cards, a sticker sheet, coloring sheets, crayons, a book mark, a birthday door hanger, one crepe paper streamer roll, a mylar self inflate balloon, a book and a birthday banner!
GoodBookey partner Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) is one of the longest standing charities supported by the app. Since 1974, OCRCC has been committed to stopping sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The Center provides a 24-hour help line, advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops, and therapy referrals. OCRCC also offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence. Additionally, it teaches prevention skills in its hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and surrounding communities in Orange County.
GoodBookey partner Far Away Friends is a relatively young non-profit, but the organization has accomplished amazing things in just two years. Their mission to end educational poverty in rural communities by fostering global empathy was inspired by co-founder Collines Angwech’s own pursuit of education.