A quick synopsis of GiveCamp:
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations.
Overall we had about 20 I.T. professionals onsite helping out 6 charities. Not bad for a sleepy little college town.
We had fun, food, and long hours of coding. In the end we successfully provided the following for charities in Colorado and the Greeley area:
Camp To Belong
An international non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, has been actively re-uniting brothers and sisters placed in separate foster, adoptive or kinship homes through Summer Camp Programs and year round events since 1995
Built a website: http://ctbcolorado.org
SOAR Youth and Adult Choir
Gives opportunities for at-risk children to become involved in a safe community of mentoring adult performers, focusing on appreciation of the arts with an emphasis on developing skills necessary for success in life.
Built a website: http://soarchoir.org
Global Refugee Center
The Global Refugee Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in Greeley, CO that works with the refugee population to improve their quality of life and assists them in achieving self-sufficiency.
Built a website: http://grccolorado.org
Mountain View Young Marines
The Mountain View Young Marines is a unit ran by the youth, for the youth, supervised by highly capable adult volunteers. We are teaching today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders by providing them with a safe drug free environment which will encourage their leadership abilities.
Built a website: http://www.mvyoungmarines.com
High Plains Chautauqua
High Plains Chautuaqua is great fun for anyone between 8 and 80! You’ll learn a lot about history, enjoy the excitement of live theatre.
Built a website. (Deployment pending DNS updates) http://www.highplainschautauqua.org/
Greeley Imagination Station
Imagination Station is a non-profit, 100% volunteer based, parent/child interactive playgroup in Greeley.
Built mobile site: http://m.greeleyimaginationstation.org
I’d like to again personally thank all the sponsors (http://coloradogivecamp.org/sponsor.aspx) as well as the hard working volunteers that gave so freely with their time.
Stay tuned to the coloradogivecamp.org site for updates on the next GiveCamp (tentatively scheduled for October in Colorado Springs).