Category Archives: Servalites

#TeamGiveBack: UNICEF Tap Project #Support

10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water

The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. Are you up for the challenge?For every ten minutes you don’t touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need.* It’s that simple.

Take the Challenge!

Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.

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Servalites: Visiting Hogar Immanuel in Puerto Plata, DR

While vacationing in Puerto Plata, and with the help of Perry Ellis International, we were able to donate over 50 sporting goods balls (basketballs, baseballs and footballs) to the Hogar Immanuel.

Hogar Immanuel is a home for 21 abandoned children with severe physical and mental disabilities- 11 Boys and 10 girls). They also run an education program at Batey La Union Sosua, for the children who live by the dump Batey La Union in Sosua who have special learning needs.

It was an experience of a lifetime. The smiles on the faces of the children was the highlight of my trip, and that of the other ladies as well I am sure.

They are also located in Nicaragua, Jamaica and Zimbabwe. If you are interested in finding ways you can help, all the information is below.

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Tweet with a Purpose: ONE12 For Haiti and @CLOAKINC

We are very happy that our friend, Anthony J was selected to be one of the moderators of the 4th Annual ONE12 Haiti Solidarity Virtual March with CLOAK INC.  In its fourth year, the purpose of the Virtual March is to promote love and support for Haiti on Twitter (follow and retweet @CLOAKINC).

Over the past three years the online march has gained momentum and has found a unique way of celebrating the resilience of those who lived through and commemorate those who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of 2010. Continue reading Tweet with a Purpose: ONE12 For Haiti and @CLOAKINC

PSA: Create a cancer-free legacy for generations to come #CPS3 #Miami

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Cancer. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with it yourself, or haven’t had a family member diagnosed, we have been touched by this deadly disease. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I want to share something very important to me, the Cancer Prevention Study III.

The CPS-3 is set up to help doctors and researchers better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.

In order to get the data, they need volunteers who are willing to commit to a one-time in person appointments, and followups via mail or email. THAT’S IT!

Anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer is invited to join. Enrollment will be available at the following locations:

Baptist Health South Florida

The Atrium Building

1500 San Remo Avenue, Suite 400

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Temple Beth Sholom

4144 Chase Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Participation is easy.

Once you schedule your appointment at http://www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/miamifl, you will receive instructions on how to complete your first, most comprehensive survey online. This survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Your onsite enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will involve: completing a short survey packet, signing a consent form, providing a waist circumference measurement, and providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit).  Following enrollment, you will receive mailed surveys at home every 1-3 years to update your information.

Enrollment Link:

http://www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/miamifl

Dealing with this deadly, widespread disease, research is our first line of defense. Even if you are ineligible to participate, please share with those who can. Together we can really make a difference.

Celezbrities Out and About: Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) starring in Fast and the Furious 13?

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No.. not really.

Wanda joined other celebrities for the 37th annual Toyota Grand Prix celebrity race this past weekend.

Each year during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,Toyota hosts a celebrity race alongside the real racing for a good cause. This year, the event will raise more than $100,000 for “Racing for Kids,” a national organization that benefits children’s hospitals in Southern California, and create $20,000 for other charities.

Photos: Ganked from random websites… *shrugs*

Gimme a Dollar! – 25th Annual AIDS Walk Miami

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I’m back at it again this year!

I’m trying to put my money… and my sneakers where my mouth is. On the 28th, I’m going to do a 5K walk/run benefitting Care Resource, a primary medical care provider for the LGBTQ community of South Florida.

All the money raised will help provide services to over 9,000 of our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors affected/infected with HIV/AIDS in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This annual fundraiser also serves as a vital vehicle to raise awareness and funds to combat the effect HIV/AIDS continues to have on the South Florida region.

Thank you in advance for joining in the fight with me. Soooo… yeah Give me a Dollar… or 5… yeah let’s say at least 5. *side eye*

Please visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Care Resource.

 

I belieeeeeeeeeve Crys J. is also participating this year but I can neither confirm nor deny it!

Getting my servalite on: National Day of Service

600_196707792Yesterday was a servalite’s Super Bowl. President Obama called for a National Day of Service to kick off the inauguration ceremonies and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There were service projects ranging from storm relief to serving at shelters to helping military families arranged in local communities across all 50 states. How freaking amazing is that!

For those who are scrunching your faces like this is familiar, yes, he started the day of service back in 2009.

For my part, I linked up with the Presidential Inauguration Committee to help clean up local Miami Dade parks. The park that I helped clean up was the West Perrine Park, which though I lived 10 minutes away from I had never visited. It was am amazing experience. There were people from all walks of life, young and old, black and white. We served, we laughed and all left with a uplifted feeling (and slightly exhausted).

On a personal note, while I was there I saw some sisters of my mother’s sorority. They reminded me that I have been in service all my life.  From serving food to the hungry to making easter egg hunts for needy children, I love my mother for instilling the spirit in me. I was also introduced to the folks of the Miami Dolphins Special Team organization as well. If you are in the Miami area and are looking for opportunities to volunteer, check them out here.

Did any of you get your serve on? I would love to see pictures or hear stories. Tweet me @kristiweb.

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