Here it is, the last day of Give Camp. We have approximately 4 hours to finish up our work… much like Celebrity Apprentice or Face Off! some of us are frantically coding and putting on the finishing touches of our work in the final 4 hours. It’s been another crazy, while awesome adventure as always. What is different than other years is engaging in this event in the shadow of the events of the Boston Marathon only a week past. The impact on our non-profits and this event has been profound. Profoundly good. In addition to our technical work, we have raised funds for the victims of the bombing and for Sean Collier. Catching Joy spearheaded creating cards for all the wonderful protection and support people of greater Boston. Catching Joy’s growth as a non-profit has been skyrocketed this year with an overflowing of interest from children wanting to better the world and not knowing where to start or how. They will be holding 26 special events during the coming year in anticipation of the next Marathon and in memorial of this last one. Catching Joy’s entire impact will be on the very young children of the area and growing them into adults who know how to redirect the negative back to the positive.
There were two terrorists for those events. Give Camp had 23 nonprofits + approximately 150 volunteers + many corporate sponsors. Although the impact of the terrorists was profound, our impact will be greater. I always tell my friends that this weekend is good for my soul. It refreshes my humanity and reminds me of the beauty of the world around me. No year has this ever been more true than now.
- Red Cross runs ads on T to help with Marathon bombing stress (bizjournals.com)
- David Henneberry, Boston Boat Owner Who Spotted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Says He’s An ‘Incidental Hero’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)