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
 
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
 
Hey everyone!

After both Wibiya and ShareThis added and changed features on their widgets, I've made the decision to switch entirely to a ShareThis toolbar, which has many functions and features that I believe you'll find helpful.  I would love feedback, so let me know what you think.

The Website Features page reflects these changes.

Until next time,
Alec Delaney
 
Thanks to the power of Yahoo Query Language, I've been able to set up a way for the site to automatically display and update how much money my Relay for Life team has raised.  I've also set up the Rice-a-Thon page to display how much rice my new HuskyObjective team has earned.  Also consider joining the group so you can add to the total!

Take care!
 
It took some time, but I've changed the layout of the website to a chiller and more appropriate theme.  
 
I recently added a new project called Rice-A-Thon, which focuses on fixing world hunger.  You can find more information on the project page.  Check it out!

I've been talking to various restaurants and bars around the Northeastern campus about giving my Relay for Life team empty cans and bottles to recycle for money, but all of them seem to have contracts with the different bottling companies.  On the bright side, I did get some very helpful information about doing other fundraisers with these businesses, and I'm actively pursuing them before the Relay event.  There will be another post about that soon, once everything is set up.

There's also a few things in development, but it's not important right now.  The only change worth noting is that the sidebar is now disabled on the mobile version.  This will allow for better page viewing.

Have a good one!
Alec Delaney
 
Hey everyone!  I'm actually still in development, but this blog post will be an introduction of sorts, what the About page doesn't mention.

This whole website actually came as a result of a website I made for my Relay for Life team.  This made me think about making my own website, where I could also showcase this effort of mine, along with the Donors by December project, something I've always wanted to do.

That's when I realized that I could start a blog and project site on different charity projects and things of that sort.  Now those close to me can read my blog about some of my daily life, but then everyone can follow, join, and promote these projects.

I look forward to the great possibilities of this site, and hope you'll stay on the journey with me!

Excited and eager,
Alec Delaney