Help Get Computers To Low Income Families

I’d like to highlight a charity today on Cash Sherpa that is putting computers in the hands of low income families in South LA and much more. Computers are tools not just for entertainment, but also education, job advancement, networking, etc. Computers are more than just the dollar amount they cost, putting them into the hands of low income families might be the first step to economic improvement.

Help support their program at: Operation Bright Lights

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Giving computers to low income families is just the beginning of what this charity does. See below for more details of this 501C3 organization.

Who Are They?

“Our community computer program will link young persons with a network of M.E.N.T.O.R.S. who will be there to guide them through their educational and social issues. We intend to repair relations between the community and law-enforcement; by running a participant driven blog we will give voice to the issues in the community by word of the members; and our annual awareness candlelight vigil – Operation Bright Lights. We welcome other organizations that would like to partner with us. Please visit our website at www.operationbrightlights.com We are a non-profit 501C3 organization.”

What’s The M.E.N.T.O.R.S. Program?

“1) Links participants with mentors in the community and provides apprenticeship training to those who want to strive for community reform and family stabilization. 2) Gives assistance to families without insurance, to help with afterlife expenses 3) Advocates against Black on Black crime, Police Brutality, and Cultural Deprivat.”

What’s Operation Bright Lights?

“1) Brings awareness to plight of our community. 2) Holds an annual candlelight vigil for all those we lost in the previous year. 3) Recruits participants for the M.E.N.T.O.R.S. program.”

There are many facets to this charity. Specifically giving computers away to South LA Families in need, linking these people with the M.E.N.T.O.R. program, and Operation Bright Lights. Help support them today, make a donation on their web site.

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Anime Reviews By Micah Tucker On

Ever wish you could find quality anime reviews online? The wait is over! Micah Tucker of YouTube channel Otaku Deity is doing just that, but he needs your help in order to continue producing anime reviews. Support his growing YouTube channel at http://www.patreon.com/OtakuDeity.

Anime Reviews

As readers of CashSherpa.com know feature frequently small YouTube channel and Patreon pages on my site. I think this channel could take off and be a huge in the anime niche. Otaku Deity features weekly to by weekly anime news, reviews, top 10 lists, and more. One of my favorite features of the channels is the Top 10 Lists, for example check out ‘Top 10 Greatest Anime OPS!” See video below:

Why Patreon?

“Getting started on Youtube is hard! Honestly 2016 was my first year and it hasn’t been the best. There are so many channels out there to contend with. And for small Youtube creator like myself who are thinking of trying Youtube Full-time as a career path it’s scary. But hey, I love entertaining, so i’m going to keep putting it out there. I first started Youtube as a hobby a way the express my thoughts on my favorite animated series. I’ve had my channel for almost a year now since I started it in march of 2016 it has grown to 248 subscribers so far. But for 2017 I would love to start it off with a BANG! With new and better equipment for higher quality Content. As of right now my recording set up is rather small. I am using an iphone 4s to record video, and if you watch the video below you can tell that the sound and video quality isn’t that great. And when it comes to video on Youtube better quality means better results, and I would love to give you guys my Subscribers the best video and audio quality possible!  So I am saving money for a new Camera however, it is hard to get the funds together just by my measly part-time job as a sales clerk. So  started this Patreon camping to help with the funding for it, as well as other needs for the channel.  I honestly don’t like asking for assistance with funds, but if you have it in your heart to even go 1$ toward my channels growth. It would mean the world to me.  For a small YouTube creator like myself to receive a dollar means more than you could possibly imagine.  If you can’t  It’s perfectly understandable. But you can still help by sharing my patreon with others.”

Patreon Anime

What Rewards Do I Get?

– Give just $1/month on Patreon and receive: Adblock forgivness (I will remove ads from videos), early access to videos, and name in credits.

– Give just $5/month on Patreon and receive: All the above, and access to giveaways. Who doesn’t like surprises?

– Give just $10/month or more and receive: All the above, plus you can help decide on videos and early access to giveaways.

What’s The Goal?

Right now the goal is $500/month so far Patreon has raised $6 of that amount. Support the page here: http://www.patreon.com/OtakuDeity. With the $500 Tucker plans to purchase better equipment, more upload time, and more giveaways.

So if you are interested in the world of anime support Otaku Deity on Patreon today.

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Sullivan’s Restaurant Community Assurance Maintenance And Home Improvements

This is an interesting GoFundMe project I just recently discovered… The New Sullivan’s Restaurant and Tavern in partnership with Community Assurance Maintenance and Home Improvements wants to give back to the local community and needs your help. The New Sullivan’s Restaurant and Tavern has opened a GoFundMe page with a $35,000 goal. Help them reach there goal: https://www.gofundme.com/sullivansgivesback

Where Is The Money Going?

“Community Assurance Maintenance and Home Improvements will be using the funds donated to this campaign to purchase the equipment needed to provide services to those in need in our community with whatever jobs can help the less fortunate (whether that means replacing a bathroom floor, replacing a water heater, plumbing work, electric work etc etc). The owners/operators of both companies will take requests for these jobs and provide the tools and labor needed to complete the jobs. And Sullivan’s will be giving away free meals on specific days of each week to anyone who needs a meal.”

GoFundMe Community

Why GoFundMe?

“We set a goal of $35,000.00 to set up the budgets and funds to accommodate these primary goals as well as to set up some events in our establishment to raise awareness and additional funds for these goals. Additional funds are always appreciated and we want to specify that all additional funds will increase the repair budgets and increase the food budgets to be able to accommodate more people and more projects.”

Bonuses?

Yes, there are bonuses for certain funding levels. For example just $100 gets you one ticket to their grand opening event. The top tier, $5,000, gets you “ultimate reward” plus a monthly one year dinner for two at Sullivan’s Blackstone, VA! Now that’s an amazing perk I must say.

GoFundMe is the number one do-it-yourself fundraising website online. I’m happy to see organizations like Sullivan’s leveraging this technology to give back to their local community.

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Cursed Camp Studios Making Replica Hockey Masks On Patreon

Ryan Brasier of Cursed Camp Studios is making replica hockey masks, tutorials, and expanding horror art on Patreon. Support his love of hockey masks and horror at https://www.patreon.com/cursedcampstudios. Ryan Brasier owns and operates Cursed Camp Studios. Brasier is an independent artist currently producing his own replica horror hockey masks.

You may recognize some of these replica masks from your favorite horror movies over the years. The set Patreon goal is set at only $100/month, which is very reasonable. He’s already met $35 of that goal per month. Pledges start at only $1/month with rewards including Patreon only content as well as works in progress.

Cursed Camp Studios

Who Is Ryan Brasier?

“I have been an artist my entire life and use several types of mediums. Sculpture, painting, pencil, ink, and photography are just a few. My studio started as a hobby to for me to work on projects. Fortunately, as life would have it, I came upon a unique opportunity to be able to work on my art on a full time basis. Building my studio has been a process and I would like to continue expanding my current studio to be able to do more types of art than what I am doing at this time. I have several ideas floating around my brain as well as some unfinished projects laying on the work table.
Having been a horror film fan since I was a kid, those movies gave me the inspiration to do my versions of the masks I am doing. I found a mass produced mask at a chain toy store and thought that would be great to have. When I got it home and looked at it closer, I realized that I could do that type of paint job. In 2011, after researching online, I was able to locate hockey mask blanks to purchase and paint up. Then I started a small company of my own in 2012. It was some time in 2013 that I was in a position to sculpt my own mold and vacuum form masks myself. Having been doing full size masks for a while, mini masks were next for me to offer. In 2014 is when I started doing the independent artist thing as a full time job. By 2015 I had opened an online store to be able to reach more people, and with that, things began to really take off. That allowed me to add to my services in one location and start offering buttons.”

What Do The Masks Look Like?

Hockey Masks

Why Is Cursed Camp Studios On Patreon?

“You may be wondering at this point, if things are going well then, why Patreon? Along the way of turning my hobby into a career I have had a lot of tips and advice from other great artists. Now I would like to give back to others by giving tips and making tutorials of my own. Also I would like to expand into other forms and mediums and begin to offer more than just hockey masks. Spending less time on marketing and social medias and more effort into my art is my next goal. I would like to be able to concentrate more on the types of art I enjoy doing and what you guys would like to be offered. No matter the outcome of this campaign, I am going to continue creating the art that I’m currently doing, but with Patreon, I really feel that I will be able to do more. I completely understand those who cannot or do not wish to support me in this. As for those of you that do, I sincerely appreciate it and you will be able to help personally with this endeavor. This page is going to be a work in progress and I feel if things go well, it will be an ever evolving experience.”

This is what Patreon is all about, supporting artists with unique passions such as creating horror hockey masks. Check out and support Ryan Brasier of Cursed Camp Studios on Patreon today.

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SpaceFuzz TV Puppets And Science Fiction On Patreon

SpaceFuzz TV is creating entertaining science fiction using puppets. The unique channel needs your support on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Spacefuzztv. Started in 2016 this passion project combines the creators love of puppets and science fiction. The goal is a very reasonable $500/month, help support Space Fuzz TV today.

Personally I love science fiction and as a kid I was a huge fan on the Muppets. One of my favorite Muppets was Oscar the Grouch. He wasn’t the most positive guy, herlived in a trash can, but I always felt an affinity towards him. Don’t ask me why, I was a kid, what did I know? So when I heard about and a adult themed puppet and sci fi show and Patreon teaming up I knew I had to write about it.

SpaceFuzzTV

What is Space Fuzz TV Exactly? 

“Space Fuzz TV is a passion project that was created in late 2016 and combines our love of puppets and science fiction TV shows and movies. Our story follows Ryan Riggs, captain of the Star-Maiden police cruiser and his crew as they patrol the galaxy, transport prisoners and collect bounties. To the universe they are part of the Galactic Justice Department but to the criminals they hunt they are simply known as the Space Fuzz. The idea is create a show that was adult in nature yet still held onto the main tropes of good science fiction. We have space ships, aliens and monsters, space battles and more. What started out as a simple idea has bloomed into a full universe of content waiting to be explored within its first months of conception. What started out as an idea quickly turned into a DIY YouTube channel on how we wanted the show to evolve, this also helped us to establish an audience that could watch this project unfold before their very eyes. The goal was always to release free videos on YouTube and so this is how we began our journey into the world of SPACE FUZZ. Intrigued? I hope so. Head on over to my Youtube channel for all the latest blog video, script writing sessions, DIY prop making and more.”

The Crew

“The Star-Maiden wouldn’t be complete without her crew so here are our main cast of misfits for Space Fuzz. Captain Riggs – Riggs does what Riggs does best. He may not be the most capable or qualified but that hasn’t stopped him from acquiring his own ship and pursuing bad guys across the galaxy. Krystal – Second in command Crystal is the ships weapons expert. This badass chick knows how to handle herself and is never afraid to get her hands dirty. Borax – This salty fellow is the ships medical officer, no sci-fi show would be complete without one. He may be older than both Riggs and Krystal combined but he also knows a thing or two. Admiral Kentucky – Head of the Galactic Justice Department the Admiral keeps a watch on the galactic crime network, issuing bounties and arrest warrants for some of the most dangerous criminals known to man. Gripe – A fuzzy little orange fellow that somehow managed to become the ships pet mascot.”

What’s In It For Me?

“Community is what I love. Being apart of a community no matter what is it alway brings forth new ideas. As Patreons to this project you have a say. You can help sculpt Space Fuzz TV into a bigger and better project.”

This DIY labor intensive YouTube channel SpaceFuzz TV needs your support. We have theses amazing artists with amazing ideas, but if the funding isn’t there they simply cannot make their passions into reality. That’s where Patreon comes in, I urge you to check out and support SpaceFuzz TV today.

 

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Free Education Online Startup Edupedia

Are you looking for free education online? There’s a new Indian startup called Edupedia doing just that.  Edupedia is democratizing education and making it available to all. The company motto reads “Virtual World, Free Education.” Edupedia works at providing a very flexible solution for learning. Check them out http://www.edupediaworld.com/

Students can be assured that the study materials are prepared by professionals and are of high quality. I just visited the site and I’m seeing courses like “How to use After Effects composition File in Cinema 4D, Important Terms To Understand Mendel’s Work, Structure Of Mutual Funds In India, and Learn to Speak Mandarin (Traditional).” As you can see these are not basis courses, these are highly technical classes and 100% free. With more and more startups providing free or low cost education online I could see a future where self motivated, ambitious people around the world getting their education exclusively online. If I were a company hiring someone it would almost be more impressive if the job candidate learned coding, for example, online rather than at a traditional school. This would show just how self-disciplined and motivated the individual was.

Free Education Online

What Makes Edupedia Different?

“In about an year of operation, Edupedia World has uploaded more than 4000 educational videos and has millions of views on their YouTube channel, making it on one of the largest free MOOC in the world! Overall, the company is focused at creating a virtual world where education is provided for free.”

What’s The Mission?

“Our mission is to enrich the existing education system by providing a one stop web portal for all education information needs. Every study material available on our education portal is entirely free and aim at assisting students to perform better academically. We offer high flexibility to enhance the entire learning process.”

What’s Free Education?

“Edupedia World is a new Indian start-up venture which aims at providing free online education. The motto of the company is – “Virtual World, Free Education”. The company works at providing a very flexible solution for learning. It aims at filling the learning gaps that are present in the classroom teaching. It is imperative that the youth is provided with ample amount of study materials and there is no hindrance in the learning process. Doing this effectively in the classroom alone is a very difficult task and hence, providing a solution at their doorstep may solve the problem. At the core, the Edupedia Family comprises of well qualified faculties for each subject. Students can be assured that the study materials are prepared by professionals and are of very high quality. The company does not compromise on the quality aspect and believes in providing a genuine service to the students. A brief profile of each faculty is given on the website in order to maintain the transparency. Any student can check out the faculty profile for the particular subject they are learning on our website. Overall, the company is focussed at creating a virtual world where education is provided for free. We also offer career counselling and admission discounts for students at many business schools across India.”

“What you have learned is a mere handful; What you haven’t learned is the size of the world” – Avvaiyar. The goal of Edupedia is ambitious and inspiring. It’s something I’ve sure most people around the world would want to support. If you would like to teach at Edupedia visit http://edupediaworld.com/welcome/aboutus if you would like to expand your knowledge on a wide variety of topics visit their home page.

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