Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

HHN is currently raising $50k to solve poverty problems in East Texas by establishing an educational Center for the Arts via https://www.gofundme.com/HawkinsIC

 

The Giving Pledge is the leading source of current information on large scale Philanthropy. https://givingpledge.org/

This Blog is our record of small details regarding the Billionaires efforts and interests as well as those of others not listed on the Giving Pledge.

 

The Helping Hands Network is often alerted to Causes in need and we use this master list to help match the Causes with the contacts listed below that can provide the help needed! 

 

 

 

Bill & Melinda Gates @BillGates — $28 BILLION

To the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To improve poverty. In developing countries, we focus on improving people’s health and wellbeing, helping individuals lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—can access the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

*PLEASE share/post – #HHN is improving #poverty in East #Texas by raising $50k to establish an educational Center for the Arts via https://www.gofundme.com/HawkinsIC #Help #HelpingHands

 

Warren Buffett Warren@BerkshireHathaway.com — $27.5 BILLION+
To the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Susan Thompson Buffett FoundationSherwood FoundationHoward G. Buffett Foundation and NoVo Foundation.

*PLEASE share/post – #HHN is improving #poverty in East #Texas by raising $50k to establish an educational Center for the Arts via https://www.gofundme.com/HawkinsIC #Help – the #HelpingHands founder is a #Berkshire Stock holder

 

Jeff Bezos @JeffBazos —  $??

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/06/15/jeff-bezos-amazon-philanthropy/102896058/

 

Actress Jami Gertz and her husband Antony Ressler — $10,569,002

To the Ressler Gertz Foundation. Grants from the foundation include $1.7 million to the LA County Museum of Art, $400k to Cedar Sinai Medical Center.

 

Musician Herb Alpert –$9,104,829

To the Herb Alpert Foundation, which focuses on the arts, compassion, and well being.

 

Actor Mel Gibson — $6,853,020

To the A.P. Reilly Foundation, which he started to support Holy Family Church.

 

Director, Producer, Writer, George Lucas — $4,250,000 

To Lucas Film Foundation then granted to The George Lucas Educational Foundation with a mission to inspire and empower young people to become responsible citizens, compassionate leaders, and to live their dream.

 

Writer Nora Roberts — $3,000,000

To the Nora Roberts Foundation, which support literacy. Additional areas of focus are: children’s programs, arts organizations, and humanitarian efforts, with local organizations being its priority.

 

NFL Player Ndamukong Suh — $2,600,000

$2 million to the Nebraska University athletic department and another $600,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering to endow a scholarship. It is the largest single gift ever from a former football player.

*PLEASE share/post – #HHN is improving #poverty in East #Texas by establishing an educational Center for the Arts via https://www.gofundme.com/HawkinsIC #Help – the #HelpingHands founder is a Husker Athletic alumni

 

MLB Player Lance Berkman and his wife Cara — $2,412,245

To The Lord’s Fund, a foundation they established.  Grants include $400k to Josiah Venture, a Christian youth movement in Eastern Europe, and $113k to Children’s Cup, a Christian organization focusing on “forgotten children” in Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and efforts are also underway in Vietnam and the Philippines.. Most of their giving is to Christian-based organizations.

Actress Meryl Streep and her husband Donald Gummer — $2,000,000

To Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts, a foundation they established.  Grants include $100k each to Oxfam America and Partners in Health; $1,225,000 to Vassar College. Total grantmaking for the year was more than $2.1 million.

Television Producer Marcia Carsey and her husband John Carsey — $1,870,000

To Carsey Family Foundation they established. Grants include $250k to Media Matters for America, $100k to Institute for America’s Future, $50k to Progressive Talent Initiative.

Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon — $1,800,000

To The Sam Simon Foundation to “save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.”  The Foundation manages a number of programs including a mobile veterinary unit, dogs for veterans, and dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld — $1,766,000

To the Seinfeld Family Foundation that supports education, children’s services, health associations, and Jewish organizations; funding also for the arts.

Actress Barbra Streisand — $1,555,500

To the Barbra Streisand Foundation.  Grants are distributed to a variety of charities and causes including the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program at Cedars Sinai, City Year, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, respectively.

Actor Matthew McConaughey — $1,537,292

To the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation that he established. Grants distributed include $88,000 to Communities in School Los Angeles West and $38,000 Communities in School Central Texas.

Writers Dean and Gerda Koontz — $1,500,000

To the Dean and Gerda Koontz Foundation. Grants include $750,000 to Canine Companions for Independence and $500,000 to Saint Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, CA.

Model Gisele Bundchen — $1,500,000

To the Red Cross for Haiti Relief.

Writer Isabel Allende — $1,017,247

To the Isabel Allende Foundation to support charities that empower and protect women.  Founded in honor of her daughter, Paula Frias who passed away at 28. Grants include $500,000 to Oritel, which provides human services for low income families and $30,500 to the Global Fund for Women.

Actor Alec Baldwin — $1,005,131

To the Alec Baldwin Foundation. Grants include $50,000 to the NY Philharmonic, $42,500 to Waterkeeper Alliance, and $250,000 to the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Actress Sandra Bullock — $1,000,000

To Doctors Without Borders for Haiti Relief following the devastating earthquake.

NFL Player Eli Manning and his wife Abby — $1,000,000

To the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Opportunity Scholarship, which allows prospective students with an adjusted gross family income at or below $30,000 to attend the University of Mississippi.

Actress Will and Jada Smith — $900,000

To the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.  Grants included $126,000 to the Lupus Foundation, $200,000 to the Baltimore School for the Arts, and $52,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner — $900,000

To Trust for Public Land to save the iconic Hollywood sign from being plowed under in order to make room for four luxury homes.

NBA Player Carmelo Anthony — $837,200

To Carmelo Anthony Foundation. Grants include $500,000 to Syracuse University and $302,000 to The Living Classroom Foundation.

Cyclist and seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong — $700,648

To The LiveStrong Foundation, which he founded to improve the lives of people with cancer.

Writers Jonathan and Faye Kellerman — $627,700

To Jonathan and Faye Kellerman Foundation. Grants include $175,000 for Children’s Hospital of LA, $150,000 to USC/Kellerman Endowment, $25,000 to Boston Institute of Music.

MLB Player Mariano Rivera — $627,500

To the Mariano Rivera Foundation. Grants distributed included $150,000 to the Church of God Prophecy and $50,000 to the Brooklyn Tabernacle.

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Swift — $625,000

$500k to Hands on Nashville the Community Foundation of Middle Tennesee for Nashville’s flood relief efforts (Nashville Rising);  $25,000 to the Wyomissing, PA school district for educational $100,000 check to rebuild Kids Kingdom, a playground in Hendersonville, Tennesee where she attended high school.

Daniel and Cara Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy) — $550,020

To Git-R-Done Foundation. Grants include $500,000 to the Child Advocacy Center and $525,000 to the Madonna Foundation.

Artist Jasper Johns — $500,000

To Low Road Foundation he established.  Grants distributed include $50,000 to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Golfer Davis Love — $424,379

To the Davis Love III Foundation, which he established.  Grants distributed include $479,000 to the St. Presbyterian Church, $100,000 to Frederica Academy, $75,000 to Special Olympics, and $75,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Southeast GA.

Actress Victoria Principal — $342,665

To Victoria Principal Foundation. Grants distributed include $25,000 to Greenpeace Fund, $125,000 to Natural Resource Defense Council, $100,000 to Oceana.

 

UPDATED: 4/8/18

 

 

No, not that thing our leader talks about that is demolishing our nation’s tourism industry. I’m talking about a wall to keep an elderly family warm this winter.

 

Today we were told a story about an elderly Hawaiian in Texas that had no running water so she was driving back and forth 5 miles to the local lake to fill up buckets. Right away we went to meet her and connect her with neighbors that would deliver her water until the plumbing was fixed. Next, we removed the foundation covering, dug out the flooded rubbish, dried up the crawl space and found the ruptured pipes.

After a few attempts, we replaced the needed parts with success, loaded up to leave and went to update the nice lady. Lani Burns then takes me around back and asks “can you do anything about this?”

 

So, over the next few weeks will are raising money to cover the costs for lumber, insulation, plastic sheeting, plywood, screws, dump fee’s and volunteer lunches and transportation.

 

If you can help, re-share this flyer and/or paypal to: tfrentz@hotmail.com

Blessings to all,
T

 

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UPDATES:

On 2/1/18 we clear cut the tree’s around the work area and the local mission and churches submitted their first round of collections totaling $105!  Thank you to all those who are assisting this effort either by funding, volunteering or re-sharing on social media. Blessings.

 

 

2/13/18

We swept off the patio and delivered the first round of lumber.

 

2/16/18

Today we purchased materials and delivered them. We demolished the rotten soffit, installed edge metal trim, removed siding, removed the rotten materials, installed a brace to improve the wall stability and covered the wall with moisture barrier.

3/3/18

Today we were joined by FUMC Pastor Brian as we added some wall studs and framed in the first window. We are ready to insulate and sheet the first section on the far right.

 

 

3/10/18

This week we installed more wall studs, installed the first window, insulated and hung the first 10 feet of wall board with moisture barrier!!!

3/17

Volunteers from First United Methodist cleaned up the yard!!!

 

3/24

We replaced the 3rd section of the floor joist under the double windows. We are ready to finish the wall studs for the 3rd section and ready to frame in the double windows.

 

3/31 – This week we removed the last of the demo debris to prepare for the last of the framing. We then completed the framing and everything is ready for insulation and wallboard.

 

4/8/18

This week we prepped the windows, installed the insulation and covered up the wall with the wall board. One more work day left on this project. Next time we will install the siding and build the stairs.

4/14/18

We installed the old siding.

Here are 3 projects left that are waiting for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please message us to schedule a time. Debris needs removed. The air conditioner can be installed and the steps can be built.

 

 

 

EXPENSES

The following have sponsored this cause so far!

Peter Craine – www.crainerealty.net
*Interesting fact: Mr. Craine was processing the fact that he had just lost his phone and still opened his wallet while suffering the on coming panic attack. Thank you sir.

 

Greg Mordue – GM Construction http://GregMordue.wordpress.com

GM has been a HHN Corporate sponsor for over 2 years now!

 

Vanessa Price – Cade Republic
http://www.caderepublic.com/
Vanessa is distributing the flyer on the ground IN HONOLULU!!! Thank you very much.

 

Rose – Helping Hands Mission Coordinator
Thank you for submitting Lani’s Cause to us.

 

Helping Hand Hawkins Volunteers –

The local Helping Hand Mission volunteers have raised $145 as of 2/1/18

 

Zion Church Hawkins –

The local Zion Church has collected $10 as of 2/16/18

 

First United Methodist Church Hawkins –

The emergency support group coordinator at FUMC is Kathy Mordue. Their group has pledged to fund the remaining needs of this project! $500 was deposited 3/9 and it should cover the final costs. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FUMC! 

We have been focusing on fundraising so fiercely the past 3 years that we let the graphic comic novel books get behind schedule. During the holiday break and the cold weather we have been working hard to get caught up. The 2015 issue will be ready very soon. Here is a sneak peek at what is coming.

For those who prefer the Kindle format version, here is the link to purchase all our books via Amazon.    https://tinyurl.com/ybqmgdmp

 

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(Hawkins, Texas) THE EAST TEXAS TOWN OF HAWKINS IS ESTABLISHING A LEADING COMMUNITY PRESENCE TO DEFEAT POVERTY.

The Helping Hands Network (HHN) founder has spent 2 years building a support network in the East Texas community of Hawkins Texas. Business partners have been established; volunteers have been organized and trained; and now a community Education center is ready to be developed.

First option to purchase the community center property has been offered to HHN and they need to raise $35,000 to finance and improve it.

 

(You can visit this link on FLIKR to scroll your cursor and look around the studio space!)
https://tinyurl.com/ycxr3tdj

The location of the property is perfect for the newest HHN addition because there are several groups working together to improve the impoverished neighborhood.

The Hawkins / Holy Lake Ranch area churches work together to support one central Helping Hand Mission to provide food, shelter and household emergency items to those in need. This mission is one block from the HHN education center.

The Hawkins area Chamber of Commerce is developing a business incubator location to provide job training to help improve the poverty and homeless problems. This location is 2 blocks from the HHN site.

The City of Hawkins has developed a community park with updated features on the same street as the HHN site.

There is a partnering motel on the same street that can provide emergency shelter to those homeless during disaster relief situations.

The HHN is working with these groups by providing business skill training, survival workshops, wellness classes and other wonderful events at the community education center property. The two story complex is perfect for the program.

 

(You can pause the youtube video & drag your cursor to look around the property.)

The upper level provides office space, storage and a wellness studio where visitors have events like yoga and movie/game nights. The lower level will be developed for emergency shelter, group meals, classroom training and art studio space. A community garden is in the second year of growth on the surrounding property.

IF enough money is not raised by March 2018, the property will be sold to the public and the community center and garden program will be forced to start over so please donate if you can. Direct deposits via paypal ID (tfrentz @ hotmail) are preferred to accelerate the processing time. 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

SPONSOR AWARD DETAILS

ANY gifted amount receives 6 FREE Tech/Computer Consulting Service Calls

$100+ receives a free home repair valued up to 25% of the amount gifted AND 5% off any item listed on our eBay store per $100 gifted. Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs 

$500+ receives a 25% discount on 6 home repair service calls & 6 free tech services.  

$1000+ receives a 25% discount on 12 home repair service calls & 12 free tech services AND a voting seat on the Education Center Board of Directors.

Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs 

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Get #inspired – enter this #contest and #win $5k for 1st
http://www.gofundme.com/makeathon?pc=make2
We are in: http://www.gofundme.com/1w9oxo

 

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This fall we are working on helping restore a farm in northeast Nebraska, fixing autos and winterizing for Native friends, volunteering at CommunityCrops.org to increase youth programs in Lincoln NE area community gardens and much more to be reported in coming blog updates.

We are also now adding a blog titled “Americana Picts for Fundraising”

High res files of these picture are now available for any sized donation which will go to the projects causes listed above. One picture will be added each day (we hope) for several weeks to come.

“Applez in the Sky” 

“The white Knight”

– you can only see signs of the presence but he/she is near to rescue you when you need. (Part of the daily Helping Hands Americana photo Series being sold tø raise money for fall community garden & farm projects)

“Free Range’n on the Prairie”

“Wind Milled”

“Privy-cy”

Here is a current list of the donated items we have to sell to raise funds for our charitable causes.

We only sell on eBay after items have been on advertised on Craigslist and Facebook for a few months. eBay is your last chance to donate before the item is GONE!!!  myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs

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Auto Stuff 

Honda Emblem, Ranger Emblem, Ford Emblem, Nova Emblems (3), Regal Emblem 
Chevy Floor Shifter Cover part#355399-H, 400-S, 3996820-S, 6819-H 
GM motor mount buffer in box Part#75J9 #3927019 
Chevy Chrome Cig Lighter Center Floor P#C-10606A 
Wood Shifter Ball 

Books 
1885 Shakespeare Books (Mershon Comp. Publishers) NYC Vol. III, V, and VII $40 each. 
1968 Walt Disney’s “Goofy in Giant Trouble” (A Big LIttle Book) #5751 $10 
1973 Casper TV Tales #2 (Tempo Books) Paper Back Excellent Condition $10 
1963 The Wizard of OZ (Grosset & Dunlap) Hard Cover 
Jake Logan 1970s Western Collection $5 /ea. 
Louis L’Amour 1970s Western Collection $5/ea. 
1960s Playboy Publishing Paperbacks 
Stephen King “The Shining” 1977 edt.1 (Book Club Print) R52 pg.447 $30 
How to Grow When Markets Don’t $5 ISBN#446531774 
1951 Bedtime Tales (Big Golden Book) in Color $30 

Adult Magazines 1999-2003 (PB) PH 9/1989 20th Anv. Spin 1970s $varies 

Finding Your Place in the Country ISBN#020892004 $5 
China US Policy 1945-1980 (Congressional Quarterly) FREE 
1963 LIFE w/ JFK Commemorative 11/29/63 Issue $15 
1964 LIFE w/ Oswald Issue 2/1964 Issue (Ruff Edges and Cover cut) $5 
1967 LOOK 2/1967 JFK Commemorative $10 

CAMERA’s 

1960 Kodak Brownie Starmite $15 
1950’s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye $15 
1960’s Keystone Capri K-30 Windup 8MM Video Camera $25 
1960’s Kodak M2 Instamatic 8MM Video Camera $25 
1970’s Polaroid Captiva SLR 95 Film Camera $10 
1980’s Canon AF35M Camera $10 
1980’s Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 S.S.C. Lens $50 

COLLECTIBLES 

1993 Precious Moments “Seeds” Fiqurine $10 
1993 Precious Moments “Sugar Town Chapel” $20 
1960s-70s Comics 

Baseball Cards (1987-1995) 
Jim Abbott, Sandy Alomar Jr., Roberto Alomar, Moises Alou, Kevin Appier, Bobby Bonilla 
Craig Biggio, Jay Buhner, Jose/Ozzie Canseco, Wes Chamberlain, David Cone 
Delino Deshields, Doug Drabek, Shawon Dunston, Scott Erickson, Alex Fernadez 
Junior Felix, Travis Fryman, John Franco, Ron Gant, Bernard Gilkey, Tom Glavine 
Juan Gonzalez, Tom Gordon, Mike Greenwell, Marquis Grissom, Pete Incaviglia, Bo Jackson 
Gregg Jefferies, Ricky Jordan, Wally Joyner, John Kruk, Roberto Kelly, Les Lancaster 
Chuck Knoblauch, Mark Langston, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Al Leiter, Kenny LOFTON, Pat Listach, 

1960’s Pocket Knives 
CHINA 

email us for details (will list them here soon) 

Electronics 

Gateway Laptop Model 450ROG w/ 1g RAM; 2g Processor (needs $15 screen LED replaced and a hard drive) $50 
for $100 extra we will fix the Laptop 
Siemens Speedstream DSL Router $20 
Internet Phone Router Linksys Rt31p2-VD $20 
DLink Wireless Router $20 

Pyramid PS52KX 50-Ampere AC to DC Power Supply/Converter w/ Built-In Cool Fan by Sound Around $150 ($250 retail via: Amazonhttp://tinyurl.com/6pn8jfe ) 

Misc 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Blanket, Flag, Hat and PJ Pants $40 
Lizard Pet Reptile Heat Rock 6×4 inch $15 

SHOES 

Girls Doc Martens Size 4 $20 each (email for pictures) 
Womens Adidas Running Shoes Size 10 
Womens Nike Running Shoes Size 9 $30 (Near New) 
Womens Size 9 Nike Airliner Walking Shoes $10 (Lightly Used) 

Boys Size 7 Adidas TraXion Soccer Cleats $20 (Near NEW) 

Tools 
Antique 2″ Wood Plainer Corsair 

 

Let us buy or sell for you!!! 

We save you money and then take our 50% cut of the difference and give it to Charity causes listed at: 
http://Netvibes.comHelpingHandsNet 

Full Inventory can be seen at Frentzs.8k.com. Pictures can be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/timfrentz 

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Alloy universal 16″ racing wheels $400 set + w/ new 215/55 R16 Tires ADD $80/ea. 

EMERALD 

Alum V Boat (52″ bowe, 14+” length) $275 
16″+ Canoe (3-4 person) $325 
Late 70s Yamaha 125 (running/registered 2009) dirt tires $1200 
Newer Franklin Wood Stove $475 
KitchenAid Superba electric Dryer (#3388652) $50(comes with Washer that needs a part) 
Kids Driveable Battery powered CAT riding car/loader $75 
Industrial Flat Scale 500lb.+ rating $200 
OAK DESK (nice condition, light stain finish) $100 
Antique Stone Sharpening Wheel $125 
DOUBLE BASIN WASH TUB $40 
Chairs (30+ to choose from $1-5) 
MINNKOTA TROLLING MOTOR $50 
Smoker Grills (1) electric (2) wood $10/ea. 
OAK STAND $30 
Kids folding Wood Picnic Table $15 
WOOD GOLF CLUBS (30+ Wilson and other brands to choose from) $5-20 varies 
Misc Old Paintings and Frames 
ANTIQUE TRUNKS (4+ to choose from) $50 
Holiday Decorations 
IRON BED 
Old (1920s) Bede MO Rec Parlor Posters 
HARLAND YOUNG Stagecoach PRINT in Frame (large) $40 
Duck and Mallard Painting 2.5×2′ (unknown artist) $75 
BICENTENIAL FLAG (1976) $50 
Antique Glass, Fixtures and Porcelain 
Old Iron Tractor and Wagon Wheels 
Old Bikes (Triumph $50, Todler $15, 70s generic $20) 
Thousands of Collectible Books 
Barn Wood 
Old Tools 
House Siding $25 per 2sq. box (enough for a garage) 
Old Collectible Suitcases 

LYONS 

Lumber – Our client bought a nice sturdy school house and we have been helping them part out the antiques and lumber. We sell at 50% of retail for clean and 25% for those full of nails still. A lot are 20′ so they can be cut to length needed before loading if needed. 
Retail *Menards prices 
2×4 
8ft. $2.97 12′ $3.69 16′ $5.69 

2×6 
8ft. $3.94 12′ $6.30 16′ $9.26 

2×10 
10ft. $7.85 12′ $11.82 16′ $15.47 

Terry Redlin Plates and Boat Shelf 
Eagle and Wolf Plates 
1940s Acoustic Blues Guitar $250 

 

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MEET PUBLISHED TYLER TEXAS ARTIST JOEL REAMS

Joel Reams is a Tyler Texas Wood carver with many published articles on Carving Wood Ship models. J.  REAMS spent his early days as a sailor in the Navy and now has retired from a career as a water purification technician.

Many of his carvings, models and painting are influenced by his wife and days at sea. He has lived in Hawaii and several Islands where surfing took up a lot of his free moments.

PRESS ON J. REAMS

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J. Reams has generously donated over 100 of his finest works to benefit the Helping Hands Charity Network with the value of over $50,000! We are so thankful for his contributions and hope you will purchase one of his items to benefit any of our causes you so chose. See our “WHO WE HELP” and “CAUSES” tab on the blog for all the CAUSE options please.

ALL ITEMS details and pictures can be seen on Picasso and Facebook.

PicasaWeb.google.com/timfrentz

facebook/FreeHelpingHands

Purchases through the net can be made by transferring the funds to PAYPAL ID: tfrentz@hotmail.com

Purchases in person can be made at the Tyler Studio at:  ???? AND/OR the ARTISTS Palestine/NoonDay Studio (directions and time to be provided by request)

eBay and ChangeMakers.com have teamed up to offer (3) $50k awards to grass root organizations formed to make a difference in challenged markets by creating new jobs. Here is the Helping Hands QnA for the app.

 

WHAT CHANGE DO YOU BRING TO THE WORLD?
Efficient positive change goals are reached first by those nearest making an effort for impact. Our change goals for the world are based on this local model. We help provide consulting, education, training, volunteers and resources to the causes in need and those who live there.

There are LARGE organizations with infinite funding that improve many problems in the world. What makes the Helping Hands Network unique is that we actively search for the causes that are left behind and we try to help them.

EXAMPLE:
When the USA government (FIMA) provided food, water and trailers to Gulf victims, many calls for help had to be ignored because lack of resources. Tim helped clean up. With more funding, HHN could have helped children get out of the Formaldehyde infested trailers quicker.

What are the primary activities of your project?:
(How does the combination of your project’s activities lead to that change?)

Finding causes in need
Promoting causes in need on the internet
Raising resources for the causes
Designating resources to the causes
Training local team leaders to manage the continuation of causes assistance
Publishing the cause stories in books to keep awareness active for eternity

The combination of these activities improve the quality of life surrounding the cause!

What is innovative about your initiative? How is it a new contribution to the field?:
(Please include the social issue that your project/solution addresses and how you are applying a different approach to this issue. Who else is working to address the problems you are? What advantages does your project have in comparison? This is an important criterion for our judges, so we encourage you to describe how your innovative solution applies a different approach to a particular social issue. You can help tell your story by comparing your organization against others in your sector and/or region.)

The social issues that the Helping Hands Network address are those that are left out from assistance by large organizations. For every cause that is receiving efficient support, there are 2 being left to suffer.

Our approach is unique because we search for these causes being left behind. We provide video/film coverage of the cause improvement efforts. We include cause stories in paintings, drawings and writing. Our media coverage and use of technology provides our sponsors with the inclination of being personally involved even if they are unable to physically attend.

We have met a few great partners that focus on the technology solutions we use but none include the act of actually searching out for causes in need. Our advantage lies within our network of supporters who assist in our search. Anyone can build support websites and draw traffic with social network but our Helping Hands Network is the only group we have found that will allocate resources to causes in need without red tape such as applications and such.

We do not receive funding from formal grant programs or such that require extraneous amounts of paperwork and IRS filings so in return our cause recipients are spared the head aches.

Our current core program is focused on helping the Gulf region recover from Oil Spill damages. Many families are not receiving enough help so we are searching for them and using our network to get what they need. Founder, Tim Frentz, is currently raising cash and fuel card donations to travel the Gulf to interview these families from New Orleans to Padre Island.

Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.:
(How does your familiarity with your community contribute to your success?)

The traditional European community that immigrated to North America through the 1700s thrived into the turn of the 1900s; then the impact of the industrial revolution turned the balance of the new world. Over the past 100+ years, the United States has urbanized some of its best treasures. Over population mixed with capitalist politicians have combined to vanish the rural America that was once idolized by the rest of the world.

Most of the United States rural lands which are not protected by National or State Park regulation, have been financed under banking loans or completely sold to Corporation affiliates.

This fact is a major part of our goals and missions. We look for communities that have survived the pressures of the corporations so far and we look for causes surrounding their way of life.

Their economic conditions vary but the key point is that Capitalism is replacing sustainability. Economy is equally judged by CASH as it is COMMODITY. Most USA community conditions are struggling but staying above water from Corporate contributions. The communities that are best off are the sustainable ones practicing food freedom, renewable energy, wellness, reuse and minimalization.

Political Structures – We help capitalist communities vote in GREEN politicians to allow them the global switch to Green community and EcoVillage politics.

Our networks reach allows us to make these differences but our experiences with engagement in PETRO-OIL/Tobacco/BIOMED centers always forces us to operate in the shadows.

Our familiarity with the eco friendly way of change gains us respect and support during our cause outreach and thus contributes to increasing our results where politics allow.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDERS STORY: (200 words condensed online) Here is the long answer!
https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/about-tim-frentz-and-the-founding-of-the-helping-hands-charity/

Over time I became more aware of the damage that every human’s actions were causing on all other forms of life. My grandparents taught me the ways of the elders and how they created their own power, food and resources. They pointed out how the USA was changing with a power shift towards unhealthy practices. I began growing my own food in high school, conserved my energy use and composted my family’s trash rather then let it go to a landfill.

In 1989, I experienced my first real close death with the loss of my father’s father. My grandmother, Norva Frentz, was heartbroken. I sensed her depression and began spending most every weekend with her for the next 7 years. Together we would look for things we could do to help others in need. Our random acts of kindness restored life to all those in our presence and inspired me to go to college to discover ways to increase my efforts.

My father is responsible for giving me some insight into a broad range of cultures. He took me on motorcycle rides across the entire USA. These trips gave me the confidence to take future explorations on my own. My mother’s parents passed away these years which freed me up to travel even more.

From 1995-2002, I studied every major subject that I felt could help me return my country to a sustainable life.  The challenges were great as I battled several forces of temptation. My body needed to be strong so I maintained my soccer career by playing in two leagues, coaching youth, dating soccer players and training with the women’s Division 1 team and the local semi-pro team all while studying and working.

In 1997, the creator saw me wandering from my path and woke me up with a near death experience. As of the moment I am writing this, I still have not recovered from the damage these two years would cause to my purpose.

I allowed myself to get sucked in to the capitalist society of the USA. I ran up credit debts to build a computer company. I purchased items I could not afford because advertising convinced me I needed them.  I trusted my family’s savings to an irresponsible friend with poor morals costing me nearly $30,000 that was intended to build my Helping Hands Charity. I quit growing food and started contributing to the pollution of mother earth.

After I recovered enough from my motorcycle accident, I went on a soul searching quest. I took my bike through Canada around the great lakes for several weeks. When I returned, I began fixing the damage in my life. The time I was spending with the computer company was redirected towards helping with my father’s construction company and school. I then went and studied Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

I began putting my education to use to make progress on my mission by starting a service called TechCare. I listened to stories from my disabled cousin about how there was a lack of services to her community in Lincoln, NE and began providing them.

In 2000, my father’s mother passed away and I made a commitment to a girl. These events delayed my goals to expand my services nation wide.

Just before Halloween 2003, my father suffered a series of heart attacks leading to a quadruple bypass surgery. He would soon be diagnosed with terminal lung, brain and bone cancer so I limited my commitments to spend all my time with him before he would leave us.

It took me the next 3 years to finish his construction projects and get all our large items liquidated. From 2004-2006 I was overwhelmed with all the tasks my family left and I would advertise everywhere I could think of to find some affordfable help. After little help came from my friend circle, churches and such I became frustrated. Surely there were people out there who cared to help who could take some time away from their materialistic lives? I raised around $90,000 while building the Helping Hands foundation during this time and vowed to dedicate my life to providing the help others like me needed.

In 2007, I made another big mistake and trusted a friends company to sign over accounts receivables to me in exchange for fronting their $23,000 payroll so their employees lives would not be affected by their bankruptcy. When the money came in, my loan was dishonored and my startup capital was nearly wiped out!!!

I took what money I had left, put my most important items into a travel trailer for storage and began reaching out to people across the country that were having troubles causing them severe depression. I also use the out reach to inform the public on facts regarding all the important topics surrounding them. I teach people how to truly be independent by making their own energy, collecting water, growing food, recycling, strengthening their bodies and working together as a community to avoid monetary dependency.

All of the Helping Hands Charity efforts can be followed on http://NetVibes.com/HelpingHandsNet . I am now working on liquidating the last of items in storage and publishing a book about these efforts to raise more money for expansion. This book will share all the details about these experiences and cite sources relating to all the topics. The events that happen after this is printed can be followed at http://FreeHelpingHands.wordpress.com and then they will be printed in the next volume.

Please describe how your project has been successful and how success is measured?

Here are some past/present examples of what we are doing:
~Domestic Abuse Benefit (East Texas) Raising awareness and recovery medical funds.
~ Fund raising to help starving artists.
~ Volunteer work and Growth Consulting to East Texas Arts and Humanities Counsel – http://www.iclick2help.com/cause.asp?a=view&id=127
~ Cancer Benefits http://www.iclick2help.com/cause.asp?a=donation&id=146
~ Renewable Energy and Green Cause Promoting in Northeastern, NE
~ Small town improvements in Lyons, NE
~ Mediating a domestic dispute and death threats in eastern PA
~ Providing counsel and farm assistance during death near Fargo, ND
~ Home fire cleanup near Fargo, ND
~ Property remodeling for a single mom near Joliet, IL
~ Roof and home repairs for Elderly in Minneapolis, MN
~ Gulf Coast Wetlands Restoration in New Orleans, LA
~ Central Park restoration in New Orleans, LA
~ Property and scrap metal Cleanup near Dallas, TX
~ Property improvement and sale prep in Los Angeles, CA
~ Indigenous Rights networking in Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii
~ Home repairs and sale prep in GI, NE
~ Gulf Oil Spill recovery and documenting progress

How will your project evolve over the next three years?:

Evolution depends on funding, cause need, network support, contributions and media outreach.

With EVERY large sponsor of $50,000us+ per year, our network could place 1 full-time team at locations year round. We have the team to make the big changes, but not the financing.

We are selling a 1963 Plymouth Fury to raise $9000 for 2011-12. This will fund our Oil Spill recovery documentary IF/when we find a buyer.

Inventory for sale at http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs – keeps us floating monthly admin expenses.

We will publish a book about our accomplishments in 2011 which will HOPEFULLY aid in funding a 50% growth rate goal over each of the next 3 years.

We expect to find causes that will result in full time job creation.
We expect to gain support of at least 1 LARGE sponsor.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?:

Funding is the largest barrier. There are always causes in need of worthy help but if we can not get a team leader on site to manage the projects, then we are limited on what we can do to help.

Without funding we will remain as we are today; living in shared housing as minimalists, sacrificing wants, spending sparingly, applying sustainable practices, forcing our way through poverty, trading services for sponsors cash, working side jobs to build excess funds for causes the best we can.

We will continue submitting applications like this one in hopes someone will make a large enough contribution to increase our reach in addition to our book and art sales efforts and calls for help from churches and such.

Tell us about your partnerships:

Winnebago and Omaha native reservation counsels – find us housing to repair and increase area standard of living. We lead recycling cleanups here.

Church of Later Day Saints – informs us of causes in Northeastern Nebraska.

iClick2Help.com – raises funds.

VooDooVentures.com – Labor exchange for TribeCon / VooDooFest promotions

JL-Energy.com – Green Solutions Provider

Omaha CoHo Group – Midwest EcoVillage incubator

Shhmokewear.com – Provides free hand made hemp products for HHN promotions and fund raising.

NebraskaGreenFuels.com – Provides Green Consulting & Education

Team Leaders in each region of the USA inform admin of causes.

EXPIRED Sponsorships
NOLAlicious.com – sponsored us for our 2010 SxSW awareness campaign

HOW are you supported?

Members of the network put up items they do not need on our eBay store and then designate a % of the sales towards a cause.

Business’ contribute items for sale of give away promotions.

The network provides landscaping, gardening, construction, home handy work, technology consulting, business consulting and other services. 80% of the Customer revenue is directed to causes.

HOW will you strengthen your project over the next 3 years?

The biggest growth tool we have for our 3 year projections is the book we are publishing and documentary film rights we are negotiating.

We will be doing media interviews in conjunction with these.

The revenue will allow us a larger transportation budget to reach out to those who need help. Sometimes we have causes in need but we fail to get a team leader in the area and we do not have the funds to fly in the closest member available

We will also add new partners. We average 6 new business partners per year.

WHAT BARRIERS of employment does your project address?

1. Lack of Skills/Training
2. Restrictive Cultural Norms
3. Lack of access to information and Networks

We use our network to provide education and skills training.

Our foundations methods of operation are often rejected by American political organizations because we do not operate as a formed organization. 90% of charitable funding in the uSA is only available to 501c3 structured groups because the USA government insists on tracking its citizens every move. We break that RESTRICTIVE CULTURAL NORM by serving as a living organism and redirecting funding direct to causes. Should we be chosen as a recipient of $50k, we cry at the fact our government will take $3,000 of it but that’s how it is the USA with illegal seizure of income tax.

Our organization serves to provide knowledge and information where it is lacking!

What are your current or planned growth activities?

We are always looking for complementary services to enhance our impact. With each new CURRENT cause we take on, comes new partnership opportunities.

We have cause projects planned for Buenes Aires for 2012 so growing our reach globally is planned for the immediate future.

Our model and best practices are promoted with the intent of being followed by others. We encourage and cooperate fully with those who make an effort to improve.