Sunday, March 9, 2014

A video from 2012 in partnership with Fundacion NTD

Here's a video from our trip from 2012! I'm not sure how to upload the video directly on here, since we used a third-party video editor, but here's what we have. Enjoy!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Just a thought

Putting this out into the universe:

1) getting 501(c)3 needs to become a major focus for us. If we have managed to sustain the Camelia Institute primarily on personal funds and small donations, imagine what we can do with large donations and GRANTS! THE POSSIBILITIES! Yep, there's definitely a growing supply of equipment being thrown out + there's always demand for equipment in developing countries. For this reason...

2) we have decided to hire a third party to complete the filing for us. Our original plan was to file ourselves. Given our previous intentions, a generous donation from the Cabrera-Ortiz family was made towards this cost. We still have this donation saved, however we are in need of more money. As such, we are planning a fundraiser!

3) we have a team working on procuring a location for our first ever fundraiser!!! The money raised for this event will mainly cover the costs of filing for 501(c)3; delivery costs to ship equipment internationally; a photographic project that (we hope) will bring additional revenue and exposure to the Camelia Institute. [i am reluctant to say any more at this juncture]

Sooooo fingers crossed!


P.s. My apologies for the misspellings/grammatical errors/ poor syntax. I am publishing this blog using my phone.

P.P.S. Thank you to the Lauriston-Hamid clan for their recent donation!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Updates coming soon!

Our bad for not blogging these past few months! WOOPS!

Though there have been some things in motion for the Camelia Institute, the major changes have  occurred in our personal/professional lives. Engagements, promotions, school, etc have gotten a bit in the way of our blog.

Though we haven't been as vocal as we should have been, we are still working on the Camelia Institute, albeit at snails pace. We have successfully collected over 50 medical equipment in 2013, and have donated some items to individuals (both older adults/ and younger adults) in desperate need locally and internationally (paying a nominal fee through Cibaeno Shipping). We are working on sending the remaining equipment to the Dominican Republic through our partners there. Hopefully, fingers crossed, within the next two weeks we can get our delivery to Jersey. (I'm putting it out in the universe so the stars align ;)

As a reminder, the Camelia Institute is an organization we created because we have a genuine interest in helping older adults. There is no profit, in fact we are using our own funds to sustain the organization. This is a short term solution, that we are certainly going to fix when we file for tax exemption.  In thinking of our long term plan, we *MUST* set the foundation down right. Which means school and work (the job that pays the bills) is presently our primary focus. Fortunately, I will be able to focus my dissertation on older adult education (told ya we were working on the foundation!)

Until next time! I promise to update the blog more frequently! Shame on me for real!



Friday, June 21, 2013

Taking inventory

It's been a pretty busy semester for me, but classes are almost over. I'll be updating you all on our progress within the coming weeks.

More information coming soon!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New donations!

Some donations :)

We are SO incredibly fortunate! We have been getting lots of donations!

As an aside, more often than not our pick ups and deliveries generally fall on rainy days. I'm taking this as signs of good luck!