Today I’m taking everyone on a virtual tour of Camp Kesem, which provides a network of free summer camps run by college students and year-long peer support for kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is one of the non-profits on our donation list in East Lansing, Michigan.
Mai-Lan Pham, the Marketing Manager of Camp Kesem, explains what they’re all about:
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Hello and welcome once again to the land of non-profits. Every trip down EatStreet ends with the choice to direct a small donation to a local non-profit. Today I’d like to introduce you to one of those non-profits–Best Buddies of the Greater Milwaukee area, where individuals with and without disabilities have been given an important gift–the gift of friendship.
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Today we are spotlighting one of our hometown organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, Ask.Listen.Save. The goal of this registered student organization is to help reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health issues and suicide. College can be tough and stressful, so the folks at Ask.Listen.Save are here to support and educate their peers. I’d like to introduce Abi Valero, a member on the board of Ask.Listen.Save. He tells us more about their mission and what the organization means to him.
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It may come as a surprise to you that the minds behind EatStreet are preoccupied with more than just the quick alleviation of your hunger pangs. While providing you with the simplest route to local takeout and delivery may be our bread and butter, we also like to dish out a more common, less edible form of currency – charitable checks.
When our three co-founders forged a fledgling website in 2010 called “BadgerBites,” they also formed our Give Back Program, wherein EatStreet promised to donate 5% of its profits to local non-profit and student organizations. We let you decide where the donation goes. Every time you place an order on our website, you are presented with a list of our partnering organizations. You then choose who receives the 5% of profits from your order.
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