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'm happy to announce that there will be a new project coming out in late April, called "Bottles of Butts".  The project is organized by the organization Forget Tobacco, which helps fight the rising trend of smoking in young adults.  Don't worry, smokers - I'm not trying to change your ways.  The project is focused on cleaning the non-biodegradable cigarette butts from public areas.

Forget Tobacco updates from their Twitter account, as you can see from the feed below (click "Read More"):

 
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