The Humanity Project Needs Your Help
On April 11th, 2017 I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Burrell, the founder of The Humanity Project in a discussion with Rebecca Schofield‘s parents Darren and Anne. We were in his office at the facility they are now kicked out of where they provided meals, clothes and other necessities to people in our community. He told us some gripping stories, like the guy who gave him $1.75 because it was all he had, but that The Humanity Project was ‘all that he had’.
If we don’t have a place, the impact will be we’ll be in a parking lot in the rain and in the bad weather, serving people and trying to give them the stuff they need – Charlie Burrell told CBC News
After our meeting, Charlie gave us a tour and expressed his frustration with the situation of trying to do good, getting tons of support from the little guys and not enough support from the big guys. This was my first time meeting him and you can tell quite quickly he is sincere, committed and unrelenting in his pursuit to help people. Awesome guy. Anyway, the reason we were all there was to pitch the fundraising idea that is now public and made front-page news in the local newspaper.
Free copy of the Acts of Kindness ebook Inspired by Rebecca Schofield
Donations of $10 to the Humanity Project tagged with “Becca’s book” made between April 25 – 30, 2017 will be receiving the $5.99 ebook for FREE. Thank you to all that participated. The ebook promotion is now over but you can still help them out here:
If you missed out on the free copy or just can’t wait to read it, I just released a free preview of the first 100 acts of kindness to give the family a boost on MRI day.
Ebook Fundraising Results (May 10, 2017)
Many went beyond $10 and donated $20, $25 and even $50. The top contributors were $110 and $400!
From the information I have gathered, there were 114 donations for approximately $1,926 (the bank transfers did not all have amounts, so I assumed $10) and the average donation was $16.89 overall. Great stuff!
The Humanity Project has given me the list of emails and I sent out a confirmation email on 5/10/2017 to confirm you are getting a free copy of the ebook. If you didn’t receive it, just email me at Jason@JasonTremere.com and I’ll help you out. I know for sure I need emails for the following people:
TANIA LYNNE MACKENZIE
Overall Fundraising Results (May 10, 2017)
They are at $141,218 of their $160,000 goal of buying a home.
Becca’s Act of Kindness for the Humanity Project (April 25, 2017)
So it’s time for me to make another post, and this is one I’m pretty excited for! We’re working on an E-book that will be released on Amazon later in May! It will be a collection of Acts of Kindness that were completed and posted in the 10 weeks following my original request for kindness. Dad is writing the foreword and I’m writing the afterword.
It will be selling for $5.99 on Amazon, but we need to help the Humanity Project now … You will be paying an extra $4, but consider this a pre-order with an extra fee added on to help out your fellow man. For the extra price you will be doing an act of kindness and helping many, many people.
Becca’s Plea for The Humanity Project going Homeless (March 30, 2017)
This post has been a long time coming, and I’ve been putting off writing it because I just don’t know how to ask, or what I can do to help. About a month ago, I met a wonderful man Charles Burrell. He’s the founder of a non-profit organization that works to feed and house the homeless & working poor. Charlie is a remarkable man with an enormous heart, but he knows when to reach out for help. As hard as he is working to better the lives of those in our community, he can’t do it alone. That’s why I’m making this post. Yes, there are many good souls volunteering with this cause. Many good things have come as a result of this non-profit. But if we don’t step up and do something, The Humanity Project will go homeless. They need help funding in order to keep their location.
I sit here and cry in frustration that I can’t just slap a band-aid and fix this. It hurts and I don’t have the words to explain how important it is that we rescue this charity. I’ve donated here, I’ve encouraged others to do the same. I’ve promised Charlie that someday when I feel better, I’ll dedicate my time to volunteering here. But I can’t volunteer if it ends.
I wish I could change the world. I wish that no one was homeless and no one went hungry. I get so angry at all the injustices and selfishness in the world. But I think maybe, just maybe, if we worked to better the world surrounding us in little ways, it could have a profound difference. And perhaps this is where we could start. Also, I hate being serious, but I can’t bring myself to add in a joke. So I’m withholding jokes (and editing) until the world sucks less.
I share Becca’s frustration. An initiative to help homeless people is now itself homeless. They wanted to provide people dignity by helping to feed them and give them a ‘home’. Now they are going back to feeding the community from a parking lot rather than giving up. I commend them for this, but wonder what more can be done. Like Charlie, I believe together there must be more we can all do to help.
What is The Humanity Project?
The Humanity Project was founded in January of 2014 in Moncton, New Brunswick by local resident, Charlie Burrell. After witnessing a homeless elderly gentleman walking outside in -36C with no hat, mittens or warm clothes, he turned to his social networks and began to ask his family and friends to donate items to build winter survival packs for the homeless community. This project kicked-off with an overwhelming response, and donations came in from all across Canada. Charlie’s mother always told him to stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone. Once he finally stood-up, he realized he was not alone in the effort towards social change. With the help of his community, he registered as a non-profit organization in Canada, and the Humanity Project was born.
What Services does The Humanity Project Provide?
In addition to feeding about 150 people a day, the Humanity Project provides free clothing, furniture, survival items and food boxes for families in emergency situations.
Where Can I Find The Latest on the Humanity Project?
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanityProjectCanada
On the Web: http://thehumanityproject.ca