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How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

January 7, 2016

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families. Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated… Read more »

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Using Tech to Really Help Out in Kenya

December 26, 2015

Folks, if you haven’t heard about the Organic Health Response (OHR), you should check 'em out. Over the years, I've supported and watched the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya grow, and they've done a great job with their innovative integration of tech into community programming. There was a slight delay in receiving this… Read more »

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Memes to Live By

December 23, 2015

(Craig learns the hard way) Sometimes I learn things the hard way, like ignoring trolls, and I'm not the only person who needs reminders, I get a lot of feedback to that effect. So, as a public and personal service, here's how I remind myself to minimize my own stupidity, and to encourage my better angels. … Read more »

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I'm Giving $100K to Support Teachers Working in Military Family Classrooms – Can You Help?

December 18, 2015

Hey, I've said it before and I'll say it again: teachers don't get the support and recognition that they deserve. And, too often, they're taking money from their own paychecks to support their students and their classrooms. I'm excited to announce the launch of the Almost Home Military Family Match in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. I'm… Read more »

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How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

December 13, 2015

Folks, I know many of you follow Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York (HONY) initiative. Brandon returned from a trip to Jordan and Turkey, where he interviewed twelve Syrian families that will be living in the U.S. These families have been through a lot of hardship. Since Friday night my team and I have been… Read more »

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hunger challenge day 4

#HungerChallenge Day 4: No Spontaneity Here

September 17, 2015

Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that for each day they complete the Challenge, I'm donating to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. If you missed this week's updates so far from Teri, you can catch up… Read more »

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