GiveCamp 2016: Team Assignments

Get ready, volunteers: Here is the charity you’ll be helping at New England GiveCamp 2016!

As always … GiveCamp is flexible! We may need to shuffle team members if other camper’s plans change. (And if your plans have changed, and you can’t make it, please let us know by emailing negivecamp@hotmail.com.) And GiveCamp is collaborative: You may find yourself offering help to other teams, or getting help yourself!

Design

  • Dan Casey
  • Kate Murdoch
  • Jennifer Morris
  • Jerome Trudeau
  • Paolo DiPietrantonio
  • Jonathan Ralton

Books and Balloons

  • Grace Cass
  • Daniel Reevior
  • Eva Morris
  • Mannix Muir

Catching Joy

  • Satyendra Sharma
  • Giga Chokheli

Donii

  • Jeffrey Sylvan
  • John Refior

Girls at Work

  • James Reevior
  • Evelyn Livant

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets

  • Ben Wardwell
  • Colin Cass

Kode Connect

  • Beth Wolfset
  • Jason LeVan

Silvermine Arts Center

  • Jeff Morris
  • Saurabh Moondhra
  • Jim O’Neil

Sowing Opportunities, Inc.

  • Jessica Brooks
  • Emil Abraham

GiveCamp 2016: Volunteers Make It Happen

In less than a week, dozens of technologists, designers, social media experts, database administrators, and other professionals will embark on a 48-hour journey that will impact a number of area charities in ways those volunteers may not anticipate. The selfless act of offering up a weekend of their expertise can and has made a huge difference for many local non-profit organizations, enabling them to expand the reach and effectiveness of their missions.

The diversity of organizations – from battered women shelters to culinary training for inner city youth, from suburban community gardens to services for families of children with cancer – is united at GiveCamp by the common theme of dedication evident in the passion of the non-profit representatives for their cause and in the enthusiasm of the volunteers to share their expertise.

For those of you who have registered, we look forward to seeing you on Friday, and for those of you who’d like to be part of this awesome event, there are still some openings: sign-up here!

In the meantime, take a look at the 48 hours of New England GiveCamp 2013 in just over three minutes (courtesy of veteran camper Ryan Sutton):

GiveCamp 2016: Sponsors Make it Possible

With less than two weeks away from the 7th Annual New England GiveCamp, we would like to express our collective appreciation for all of the sponsors that are making this event possible. New England GiveCamp relies solely on the financial contributions and donations-in-kind from locally owned and/or operated businesses, and this year we thank the following:

PLATINUM SPONSORS


GOLD SPONSOR


SILVER SPONSORS


BRONZE SPONSORS

Team Assignments for GiveCamp 2015

Get ready, volunteers: Here is the charity you’ll be helping at New England GiveCamp 2015!

As always … GiveCamp is flexible! We may need to shuffle team members if other camper’s plans change. (And if your plans have changed, and you can’t make it, please let us know by emailing negivecamp@hotmail.com.) And GiveCamp is collaborative: You may find yourself offering help to other teams, or getting help yourself!

Bird Street Community Center
Rachel Morris

Boston Volunteers
Ben Wardwell
Robin Friedman
Rian Stockbower

Catching Joy, Inc.
Satyendra Sharma
Katryn McIntosh
Jeffrey Sylvan

Design Team (making things pretty for many projects)
Daniel Casey
Kate Murdoch
Daniel Casey
Emely DelSanto
Lisa Dekermendjian

EachOneTeachOne
Sarah L. Cortes
Thomas Charging Hawk
Mark Rosenthal

James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
George Babey
Yanru Zhu
Bill Scott

Kid’s Book Review
Eva Morris
Grace Cass
Mannix Muir
Max Surprenant

Mystic River Watershed
Evelyn Livant
Bojiang Jin
Paul Grenier

Press Pass TV
Ryan Sutton
Colin Cass
Kelly chung

Science Club for Girls
Doug Vanderweide
Sanu Ann Abraham

This Star Won’t Go Out
Vamsi Gundlapalli
Jobin Babu
Steven Scott

Vital Pathways
Christopher Seiler
Laura (Yun) Lu
Marc Hewitt

Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Morris
Jennifer Morris
Branden Gunn

WriteBoston
James Reevior
Jason LeVan
Qizheng Yu

See you all tonight!

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Checklist for New England GiveCamp 2015

In a little over 24 hours, we’ll all be kicking off the 6th Annual New England GiveCamp!

We thank you all in advance for making this impactful commitment to area non-profit organizations. As mentioned before, if you can no longer make it to the event, please let us know at negivecamp@hotmail.com ASAP so we can shuffle volunteers as needed to ensure adequate coverage of the projects.

As you’re gathering your gear for the weekend, we wanted to provide you with some information that addresses a number of frequently asked questions:

1. We’ll open registration at 5:30 p.m. and have pizza/salad arriving about 6. We formally kick things off around 7 p.m. (or when there’s critical mass), so don’t feel you’ll miss out on something if you can’t make it on site by 6.

2. The BlueMetal office is on the 3rd floor at 9 Galen Street in Watertown. This is the building right at Watertown square (where the MBTA 71 bus line ends), but parking and building access is on the other side of the building, best reached by using the address 24 Pleasant Street. There is ample parking behind the building near the river; the garage requires a key card, so will not be available for use.

3. Many folks will stay overnight, and you’re welcome to bring air mattresses, tents, and teddy bears. We have two showers available (1 male and 1 female), but you’ll need to provide your own towel. We will have a small toiletry kit for you as well.. shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tootbrush, etc.

4. Meals will be provided: pizza Friday night, hot breakfast on Sat, sandwiches for Sat lunch, fajita bar for Sat dinner, continental breakfast Sunday, and wraps on Sunday – with plenty of snacks in between. There are vegetarian and gluten free options as well.

5. Team assignments are in flux as we are still working to finalize projects and identify needs with a couple of the organizations, so if you haven’t heard anything regarding the project(s) you’ll be assisting – don’t panic! We’ll get it all straightened out tomorrow evening.

6. “Flexibility” is the watchword for the weekend! At times, it will appear that chaos reigns, and at times chaos will definitely reign :), but the more you’re able to go with the flow and jump in, the more successful and enjoyable the event will be. Expect to be moving tables and chairs one minute, learning a new API another moment, and taking a break to open the building doors for a fellow attendee another!

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail us at negivecamp@hotmail.com or text/call Jim O’Neil (check your email for the number in the Eventbrite message, sent on Nov. 5).

We’ll see you tomorrow!!

New England GiveCamp organizers

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