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Please support the Templer Foundation
We need your help. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Historically, we are funded by individual donations, corporate sponsorships and special events. As such, we rely heavily on the generosity and kindness of friends and volunteers like you. Your donation of time, products, services and money help the Templer Foundation to maintain and expand our program offerings and volunteer base, and ultimately to help more people everyday of the year. All monetary contributions to the Templer Foundation are tax-deductible! Get your company involved We have many opportunities for corporate involvement and giving. Tell your company’s “corporate contributions committee” about us. If your company has a giving program, we can deliver a presentation and/or submit a proposal to them on sponsoring one of our programs. Or, find out if your company will match your monetary donation.
Fundraisers and parties
If your company, school or organization is thinking about throwing a special event or fund raiser, why not select the Templer Foundation as the beneficiary? From toy drives to restaurant openings to golf tournaments, the Templer Foundation and the organizations we support would really appreciate being the charity that reaps the benefits of your next fund raiser. Amazon Smile Program AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Templer Foundation. You simply need to select them as your “charity of choice”. In kind opportunities Donations of products and services allow the Templer Foundation to maintain and expand our program offerings and volunteer base, ultimately helping more people in need. We are always in need of items to keep our programs running. The following is just a partial list. If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact us. Current needs include: New and used prosthetic and orthotic devices Educational materials including stationary Toys Clothing, housewares Auction and raffle prizes Diapers
Paul Templer , United States
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In 1996, whilst leading a photographic safari in southern Africa, Paul Templer was attacked by an enraged hippopotamus. As a result, his left arm ended up being amputated and his life was ripped apart. In 1997, Paul Templer met with Dave Williams, a successful businessman and philanthropist in Michigan, USA; Dave had the vision, drive, wherewithal and competence to establish Make-A-Difference as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Dave and Paul started Make-A-Difference, primarily to service the needs of amputees (mostly children who were land mine victims) in southern Africa. Dave and Paul’s collaboration led to an international fund-raising event called the ZZAM expedition. This publicity campaign was chronicled globally by various news agencies (print, radio and television) and became the launching pad for all future Make-A-Difference endeavors. In 2005, Paul’s four-month-old daughter Erin had surgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan to remove a brain tumor. The surgery didn’t accomplish everything they’d hoped it would. Being exposed to this population (terminally and chronically ill children and their families), particularly those living below the poverty line, inspired our current focus – including our efforts relating to people living with PTSD. By 2008, Make-A-Difference had established itself and was regularly providing financial, material and pragmatic support to various programs around the world, most notably: Supporting terminally ill children in Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. Supporting disabled and terminally ill children globally (Currently in Africa and South America) In order to address the concerns of a rapidly changing world, in 2008 Make-A-Difference was re-chartered and renamed the Templer Foundation and began an evolution to respond to ever increasing and demanding need. To do this, a new board agreed to assume responsibility for ensuring that the spirit of Make-A-Difference would continue and that the Templer Foundation would be able to respond to those in need; filling in the gaps as we find them so that people can live with dignity. 2015 – Present. Erin’s Light – the Templer Foundation’s Early Intervention Program was launched in Zimbabwe, Africa – see video) In the developing nations when a special needs child is born into a family – who are often barely surviving themselves – the child’s chances of surviving, let alone thriving given their challenges, aren’t great. The chances of the family or the child living with dignity, remote. Added to which, the stress and sadness experienced by the affected parents is a burden, many of us in the so called developed nations, can hardly imagine. Knowing that something is wrong with their child and not knowing what it is or what they can do to help their children places unimaginable additional stress upon the parents and affects the way that they interact with each other and their family at large; lowering individually and collectively their chances of survival. Erin’s Light – the Templer Foundation’s Early Intervention Program has been successfully piloted and launched in Africa (Zimbabwe) and South America (Nicaragua) – informing and educating parents and heath care providers to provide basic support in diagnosing and addressing the needs of special needs children so that the children and their families can optimize the opportunities at hand and enhance the dignity of all parties concerned. To date over x-thousand people have benefited directly from the programs and both the content and the footprint continues to evolve and grow.
35e édition ~ 02 au 12 avril 2021 ~ 250 km en 7 jours