This melted my heart. Ryan Weimer, who has three children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy started the non profit Magic Wheelchair to give kids in wheelchairs the halloween costumes of their dreams. Read the full article here.
“My favourite thing about Magic Wheelchair is that it’s a creative way to create awareness in communities. It’s a great way to make kids feel included.” Ryan Weimar
Find out more at Magic Wheelchair.
Scott Harrison: Thirsting for a Life of Service
Great talk at Ecorner from Scott Harrison of Charity: Water, an organisation that is innovating the non profit sector. The 100% model, they use where 100% of donations go to building safe water projects, which are tracked and each person receives a report on where the money’s gone and can also track it online. They are using technology to connect and to inform. From their fun looking fundraising party to their use of twitter and other online platforms to promote things such as giving up your birthday to raise money. The administrative aspects are funded through other fundraising.