Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eplilepsy Foundation of Florida

Walk group with banner
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida held a Walk For Epilepsy last year on April 25, 2010 at Kanapaha.  Satchel's offered a gift certificate to be offered as a prize for walkers and Julie Matheney, their assistant case manager, sent me a couple of photos to post.  Great job and thanks for all you do!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

National Rebuilding Day

CH2MHill Group

The folks from Rebuild Together Gainesville requested that we donate pizza's to feed their volunteers on National Rebuilding Day on April 24, 2010.  Rebuild Together repairs homes for low-income families in Gainesville and the surrounding communities (click the link to learn more).  They were nice enough to follow up with pictures of the lucky work site that received Satchel's Pizza for lunch.  The Adopting Group for the Satchel's work site was CH2MHill.  Thanks for all the good work you do Rebuilding Gainesville!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Matheson Museum

artifact collection before

artifact boxes before

new supplies

artifacts in their new trays

artifact collection in the storage room after the purchase of new supplies
In January 2010 we awarded a SatchGrant to the Matheson Museum for the purchase of archival supplies for their permanent collection.  Chloe Richardson, their registrar and membership coordinator, forwarded me some pictures of what the collection looked like before and after they were able to purchase these new supplies.  I appreciate photos of projects we fund.  Thank you Chloe!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MSA Support Group

me, my dad and my sister
My Dad has MSA.  No one knows what MSA is.  Even Doctors have tried to correct patients of MSA by telling them that there is no "A" in MS.  It's a terrible disease.  It has changed my Dad, my Mom and everyone else who loves him forever.

Satchel was kind enough to allow me to reserve a month of ATM donations to fund the MSA Support Group.  If you have the time, please read the links below for information about this terrible disease.  Tell your friends about it too.  Maybe someday someone will find a cure.

Thanks Satchel.

Multiple System Atrophy - NINDS
Multiple System Atrophy - PubMed Health
Multiple System Atrophy - Wiki
Multiple System Atrophy - We Move

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Total Donations

So after some calculations, I figured out that we donate about $500 a week to charitable organizations in either cash or food.  Wow - that's $26000 per year!  The annual breakdown looks roughly like this:

$14500 - ATM donations
$5500 - SatchGrant donations
$1200 - general donations
$4800 - gift certificate and food donations

I'm going to add a new column to display links for the organizations we've given gift certificates to so far this year.  We're so proud to be an integral part of our community.  Thanks for thinking of us.