Hey all!  Just wanted to say that I've see a new project:  Loving Hugs.  If you've got a lot of teddy bears that you want to give to a great cause, this is the project for you!
Also, I've added the ability to search projects based on which have team deductible components to them.  This may come in handy if this is an important factor in selecting a project.
That's all for now, but I'll post more as things come up!
 
 
So here's the great news:  I've added the ability to search projects by different criteria, such as Location, Subject, and Recipient!  You can check that out by going to the Search Projects page listed under the Projects tab in the main navigational menu.  This will make it easier for anyone who wants to focus on specific projects, like ones that can be completed online, for example.
In addition, project pages now feature a "See Project Details" link in the header, as you can see in the picture below:

 
 
Hey everyone!  Awesome news!  I was selected to be a part of the beta test for the Android app of Weebly, the platform I use to build and host this website.  So far, I really like the app.  this is good news for you all as well, as this means I can write blog posts on the go!In other news, I'm nearly done creating a way to search through projects.  right now I'm just working on getting a few bugs out, but it shouldn't take me too long.
If you haven't already, make sure to check out the H2O Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts!
As always,
Alec
 
 
Hey everyone!  Just making a quick blog post to let you know we've got a new project handpicked by Esther, the new Project Manager.  The project is Cell Phones for Soldiers, and it's a program run by the organization of the same name, and it recycles gently-used cell phones for money, which it uses to purchase calling cards for soldiers stationed abroad.  This helps the soldiers keep in touch with their loved ones, which might otherwise be expensive.  You can read more about the project and its success by visiting their About the Program webpage.

I'm very thankful to Esther, and I'm happy to see that she has already made a wonderful contribution.  Together, we look forward to bringing more projects to help you be the change you want to make!  In the meantime, browse around our existing projects and get started with one that sticks out to you.

Sincerely,
Alec Delaney
 
 
I'm happy to announce that I have recently brought my sister on board to the website!  Esther Delaney will be serving as Project Manager, handling all operations pertaining to the projects we promote.  In addition to being a spectacular sister, she also has experience in creating similar projects and events, including "A Prom to Remember".  We hope to bring you a fulfilling experience in every aspect of the website and its components.

WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

 
 
These posts will go into more depth about some of the challenges and obstacles I've faced while making this website and all its components, as well as some of the lessons I've learned in overcoming them.  Hope you enjoy!

Today's Lesson - Being obsessive pays off... mostly.
So it became apparent to me while I was throwing everything together that I was being completely obsessive when it came to making this website.  Coupled with the fact that I did it all by myself, there was really not much to stop me from fixating on its design and implementation.  Putting all my effort into this project greatly aided in getting it up on its feet fairly quickly.  It also has cost me so sleepless nights, quite a few headaches, and boring conversations with friends about web design.  So while I can't recommend doing this yourself, here's some advice I can give: if you become obsessed, be prepared.
 
 
I've added two new projects: Half the Sky Movement and Kiva Loans.

Half the Sky Movement is a Facebook game that both educates users to the challenges face by women around the world, as well as enables them to help by both playing and donating to charitable organizations.  Items can also be purchased in game, and all that money is also distributed among the organizations, as well as the games upkeep.

Kiva Loans are a revolutionary way to enable microfinance for third world entrepreneurs, such as farmers and tailors, and those in need of money.  By loaning a multiple of $25, you help a real person rise above poverty and stand on their own two feet.  If all goes well, you'll get your $25 back, which you can either take back, invest in another loan, or donate to Kiva.

Looking forward to even more projects!
Alec Delaney