Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been a team of volunteers that have been busy chatting with the more than 30 non-profit organizations that submitted their projects for consideration for the upcoming GiveCamp! Although they are still finalizing the specific projects and organizations that will be participating on-site, we wanted to let you know some of those that will be there, so you can appreciate the variety of organizations you’d be helping during GiveCamp weekend. If you have the weekend free and can donate your time to this event, please consider registering as a technical or non-technical volunteer.
Lawrence Youth Soccer Association, Lawrence MA – an inner city soccer program operating under the auspices of the Lawrence Youth Development Organization looking for a site to reach out to the community for awareness and fund-raising.
Acton Latino Family Network, Acton MA – this organization, focused on connecting Latino immigrant families and providing advocacy for non-English speaking families, is looking for a web site for self-registration, a blog focusing on community concerns, and a listing of relevant community services.
RESPOND, Inc., Somerville MA – RESPOND is the second oldest domestic violence agency in the nation and provides services to individuals affected by domestic violence – over 5,000 people per year, which they currently track on an Excel spreadsheet. They are looking to build a more extensive database management system to store this data.
Nobscot Sail & Power Squadrons, Natick MA – This chapter of the United States Power Squadrons is focused on safe boating education and looking to transition their website to a content management system (Drupal) to increase their reach and promotional opportunities.
The Critter Connection, Durham CT – This six-year old organization is focused on guinea pig rescue and looking for an update to its current website to make it easier to expand and maintain.
Helping Hands Outreach Center, Manchester NH – provides a transitional shelter to men in recovery including a 16-room supporting housing program, four rooms of which are designated as “Safe Haven” for those with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse diagnoses. They are in need of a website and materials to help communicate their mission and raise funds.
Women of Means, Inc., Boston MA – comprises volunteer doctors and nurses who provide free medical care (over 10,000 annual visits) to women and children living in and using homeless and domestic violence shelters in Boston. They are looking to update their web presence to better communicate their mission and attract additional donors to their cause.
Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc., Waterbury CT – provides hope and opportunity through programs and services that support families and help children in the Greater Waterbuy region reach their potential and become productive citizens. The organization is looking for some assistance completing a custom Microsoft Access database to track grants and general ledger information.