Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Celebrities That Give Free Money #6: Ask George Lucas for Financial Assistance

According to Forbes Philanthropy Magazine the fourth most generous celebrity as of 2012 in America is Hollywood Director George Lucas, the famous celebrity who created the Star Wars series has donated over $4,250,000 to the George Lucas Education Foundation which aims to empower young people to become responsible leaders and citizens and to realize their full potential. The Hollywood director lags behind Jami Gertz, Herb Alpert and Mel Gibson as the most generous celebrity in 2012.

The aim of the George Lucas Education Foundation is to strive to improve the K-12 learning process and to prepare students to thrive in future education, career and adult lives. The foundation has a vision of a new world of learning where students, parents, teachers and administrators as well as policy makers can work actively together to make education a better at school.  

If you're struggling with money and need help with your finances the you could turn to the George Lucas Education Foundation for help, although the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals you can inquire about all the external non profit organizations that they fund that could offer you help. 

The Foundation website also offers some excellent resources for grant information and helps to get you started. There is a webinar that you must check out called the Fundamentals of Funding, this webinar helps by letting you know how to identify, write, and submit grants for schools and programs. The resources also includes websites with grant information which is a great place to start, you can find all the information below.

Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started

If you're planning on contacted the non profit organization then the contact details are below, it's important to understand that there is no guarantee that you'll get any money, at the very least you should be pointed in the right direction to get help.

George Lucas Education Foundation

PO Box 3494
San Rafael
California 94912-3494
USA

Email: Info@edutopia.Org

If you're planning on asking the foundation for help please leave a comment below, if you've already contacted the foundation for help please leave a comment to share your experiences so that others can learn.



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18 comments:

  1. I am in an extremely desperate situation as I am unemployed, no savings unable to pay the mortgage and the house is on the sale. All I need is $2000 as a loan so that I can use my knowledge in Forex trading to build my financial freedom. I want this as a loan and ready to pay back with interest. Only $2000. Please try to help as this can change my horrible destiny and I will be forever grateful to anybody who is willing to help me in this.

    Thank you so much
    May Buddha bless you

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  2. Hi my name is Wendy Tennant I have been disabled since 1998 for three years I raised my two daughters’ with little to no help from my ex husband. This is the same man that tried to kill me in 1995. Then I meet the man of my dreams and everything was going great until I started to remember what I buried for years. Being molested by my sister from the age of 3 until 11. I told my parents about it a number of time’s to make it stop and all I was told was that she would never do this to me. So I started thinking it was okay until I left at the age of 17 (1983). I moved in with my ex and that was when the abuse from him started until he almost killed me in 1995. From 1995 until 2001 I was raising my girls on my own this is when I meet the man of my dreams. He stepped in as dad for the girls and treats them like his own. We put them thru college and are still paying. Because we had little to no help from him. I just slowly start to shut down because in my past My family would say your not worth it and you mess everything up, because everyone in my family didn’t care I did care what happen to me. This is one of the reasons why we are in money problems because I just didn’t care, what happened to me. For years I just dealt with it until I couldn’t any more. I really care what happened now but it my be to late and now I am under doctors care. I suffer from PTSD and severe depression. I know with their help I am worth it. They also helped me thru the death of my Mom 12-13-12. But now we are going to lose our house if $16,500 isn’t paid by June 28 o our house will go out to auction on Aug 15th. for back taxes. I have let my family down and now if we lose the house I don’t know how my mental health is going to take it. Any amount would help out. PLEASE can you help. mamawendy26@yahoo.com Thank you for your time, Wendy

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  3. I studia teologiczne w Instytucie Teologii Systematycznej w Katedrze Teologii Biblijnej we Wrocławiu (http://www.pwt.wroc.pl/). Jestem studentem. Byłem bezrobotny przez ostatnie 10 lat (w latach 2007, 2010, 2011 pracował jako katecheta w Szkole Podstawowej w Wałbrzychu). Jestem przeżywa trudności finansowe.
    Nie jestem oszustem i złodziejem. Mówię prawdę. Wiem przykazań. Jednym z nich jest Nie kradnij. Mogę wysłać do Ciebie mój dyplom mistrza teologii na e-mail jako dowód. I nie wyrzucać pieniądze w błoto
    Telefon: +48 79 664 40 49
    E-mail: NiemasG@gmail.com

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  4. Hello, I would like to introduce myself, I am Sarah a mother of two amazing children ages 11 and 5. A couple of years ago I became sick and ended up losing my job, my house and my car. I ended getting in housing that went off my income (which is 356.00 a month) My children and I reside in a complex that is taking a toll on us. My son gets bullied, and in turn is causing him to want to hurt himself due to the anger not only of being bullied but because his father has never been in his life. He thinks at times he would be better off not here. We have sought out counseling and are working with that to build up his self esteem and knowing that he is worth the world. My daughter she is a chameleon and is adapting to the environment, but thats the problem, I don't want her too. This environment is so negative. The things kids see and even adults. I am so trying to seek some help as I am trying to leave this place in Pennsylvania and move to Georgia. I have a strong feeling that is where I am suppose to finally plant my feet and raise my children. My children even ask me, "mom when are we moving"? My heart breaks for them, and I know my situation is not the worst, but it is not the best either. For my family I just want to give them the happiness they so deserve. My children are my world, I stay home and care for them 24/7. I am not at the bars, the clubs, out all hours, I am home trying to prepare them for the world. Tears roll down my face as I envision a house, a yard, possibly a dog (lol). The smiles on my kid's faces is what matters to me. There is so much more that I could tell you, but I won't take up anymore space. Feel free to email me at sbreene782@yahoo.com or sarahbreene@yahoo.com or sbreene782@gmail.com or 814-671-7000 I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you , God Bless, and keep smiling Taking a leap of faith asking this.

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  6. Hi, my name is Sarah Turner. I've been reaching out to my community for about a month but i havnt found any help yet, I first want to tell you a little bit of my story. i have three beautiful children Elijah who is 5, Ella who is 3, and Emily who is 1. when Ella was three months old she was diagnosed with failure to thrive and has lived between home and the hospital. It's a constant battle to get her to eat and get her weight up she still isn't on the growth chart but she is trying hard :) she has a mountain of medical bills and medical needs that we can no longer keep up with because a year ago when Emily was born I had to stop working due to my health which started declining during my pregnancy with her, a few weeks before i was to deliver i experienced severe pain under my right rib and immediately went to the hospital. Shortly after a few tests and scans were done the doctor and his nurse rushed and and told me they had to take the baby right away because i was in kidney failure and my life and the babies was in danger. Emily was born a happy healthy beautiful girl and i was taken for more tests and surgeries. Several surgeries and medications later i was doing better. then a months later everything started going down hill again, they found out i had Lupus and RA. It's a struggle everyday but I will never give up and let Lupus win! So as you can imagine with only my husband working and between my medical costs and Ella's it has been extremely hard to pay the bills we have and we are losing where we are staying because we aren't able to pay all of our rent anymore. So I thought I'd reach out to my community for help and prayers for my family. I'm asking that you please pray for our family and ask your friends to do so as well, and I do know that it is hard times for everyone right now but i have faith that someone will be able to help us either financially or materialistically, if there is anyway that you or someone you know would be able to help us out financially I've set up an account with Go fund me which is a safe and secure way to donate the link to it is http://www.gofundme.com/Give-a-home any amount helps! You can also contact me at my email at sarahlynturner1988@gmail.com i really need to get the down payment for a home before we dont have a place to go if there is any way you can help please do. thank you so much for your time and prayers God bless.

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  7. hello MR. George i am a a George Opoku from ghana i need 500 us dollars to pay my fees i will be greatful if you help me out my mail is gopoku45@gmail.com

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  8. My name is Ronald Kimber and I have a wife and 14 year old son. I make $200 a week, I've been looking for another job, but no one is hiring. The money Imake only pays the bills. We have no food to eat. My wife went to welfare last month to get us some food stamps,they said I make to much money. I don't eat so they can have some food to eat. I love them to much. We are going to lose are house this year, but I only need you to help me get them something for Christmas. I hope this letter finds you.

    Thank You
    Ronald Kimber
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  9. me and my husband are struggling on bills my 11 year old son has a chance to go to washington dc for his school trip this year but we are unable to come up with the money as we are struggling breaks my heart that he wont be able to go on the trip cost 1200.00 if there is any way you can help i would so appreciate

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  10. Today at 12:44 PM





    Hi, my name is Tina im a artist and retired cook my husband is med-retired.

    We live in Puerto Rico been here about 8 yrs our son Zach lives with us he is unable to find work here so he has made it his job to be our(mom and dad) nurse maid he really needs a job,lol We want to move back to the states near our daughter and grandson we miss them so, and so Zach can find work. Our family has talked of opening a store front Coffee Rolls and Art, as I love making cinnamon rolls and I want to sell my art.The hard part is the move it will take at least $5000 for this move. We are on a fixed income its been difficult to save when trying to make ends meet .We would appreciate any help at all.

    Here is some of my art , http://youfinallyfoundart.weebly.com/index.html




    Thank You, Tina

    romnrono33@gmail.com

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  11. When I saw everyone else on here asking for help I felt so bad for them that I stopped feeling bad for myself.. I have been feeling so alone and lost in my mess that I had no thought that anyone could be going through the same as me. I now see that there is so many of us in the same boat. I lost my job four days before Thanksgiving, I was a cook for a hotel. I hurt my back at home could not go to the doctor because my ins at work had not kicked in yet, only had two weeks to go. I was laid up for about a week. I was still in a lot of pain but needed to get back to work, no matter the pain. Well they were not having that. They Said I have to be able to pick up my 40 pounds. Well I did sign the paper work saying I could, when I first started there it was in my paper work. I can not even pick up 20 pounds right now as it is. I broke my back 13 years ago fell about three stories. But after a year of hell I got back upon my feet, but the back will always be a pain in my life. Well so much for that job. I have gone out and been online every day trying to find a job. I am use to waitress work in nice places but noting so far. I even went to subway, hamburger places and still nothing yet, I would love to work in anyone of these places I am so not a picky person. I applied for food stamps and they said yes I can get it. Well that was three weeks ago and still no card in the mail. I applied for a free phone that was also three weeks ago. I hated to do it but one has to eat and I had to get a phone because of jobs and I knew mine would be cut off. Well that happened today. I am thinking my cable and online will go next. Had to spend $75 of my jan- 1st rent to buy food for a month. I do not think I will ever eat beans, eggs, and rice again once I get back to my life, I mean I would, but after eating it for almost a month I would rather not for awhile. I am single 53 and alone so xmas really was pretty sad for me. All my kids are over seas right now, so the last thing they needed was a messed up xmas knowing mom was going through this, you know. I even emailed a church today asking them to pray for me because maybe just me doing it alone was not enough. But we are all so many so I am going to add all of you out there in my prayers, and I am going to pray really loud!!!!! And if you do not hear back from me on here it's because of getting cut off line. If anyone can help me I would be so grateful and will pay it forward once I am on my feet. Thank you Susie McGee in SA. TX. Email susieq78240@yahoo.com And this is my 80 year old mothers # 210-695-3767. We are not close but I think she would take the call as long as she does not have to help. Sad but true. Good luck everyone and God bless us all..........

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  12. hello my name is Ali ( i will give my complete name when i find someone trust him )
    i live in Algeria i am not looking for money but i need someone to pay for my study in USA or Canada or New Zealand .
    i am in big trouble and my life in risk because i am gay and to be gay is a crime here in my country . and may family want me to get married very soon . i can not say no and i could not say i am gay . but if the know about that i will go to the jail or get killed by my family or someone else so i need someone to help me get out from here but the only easy way is to ask for study visa .
    i am 33 years old now and i do not have much time .
    i work as a secretary man in office state here in Algeria i just get this job since few days from now and the pay is not enough to help me to ask for any kind of visa i just get about 160 dollars in the month .
    and if i do not find the way to get out from this hell i will kill my self because its better than this life .
    i am not a hustler or a bad boy want to get easy money .
    i just want to be myself and be happy and live .
    and i promise i will Proved every thing i said in this letter and after i get help from you and be fine i will return your money i swear .
    by the way i have many friends from USA that they know my story and my situation and they can proved that .
    thanks so much for reading my email .
    my email / aalianos@yahoo.com

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  13. Dear Angels of Mercy,
    I will be concise because I'm sure you have many more important things to attend to.
    On January 7th my house / our home will be up for auction at the Warner Robins / Houston County Court House in Warner Robins, Georgia. It may already be too late for us. If we get evicted from our home, it will be the most devastating and demoralizing thing to ever happen to us and I literally don't know where we'll go. Everything I've worked for will be lost because I can't imagine where we'll put all our belongings we've acquired over the years.
    My two boys I fear for the most. They will be crushed and their world will unravel. Their school, their friends and safe familiar neighborhood will be a fleeting memory. Please Help. We live modestly. I am a good man with no criminal record of any kind. No substance abuse, no gambling nor vices. We are good people; friendly, caring, charitable citizens but, two years ago I became unemployed. I have tried extremely hard to find a good steady job like I had before but still it all falls short. I've worked all of my life without ever needing public assistance. I always had a descent job. I had a 22 year carrier in the USAFR. I/we do not deserve to be subjected to hopelessness and despair. The economy has destroyed my credit. I spent all my savings over the last two years trying to stay afloat. I want to work. I want to have hope but my mind is consumed with the fear of homelessness. I'm not suicidal but it does cross my mind. My self esteem and self confidence have been beaten down from this unnecessary and unfair sequence of events. I have nowhere to turn nor anyone to turn to. Please, help me keep our home. I've been humbled. The lack of money is the root of all misery. I need a second chance to make it all right.
    Your foundation is really my last hope. I've often thought what I'd do if I'd won the lottery and I truly always come to the conclusion that I'd definitely give most of it away. I envy you. You can bring such quick relief to pain, loss and suffering with just the stroke of your pen. That must feel good. I wish I could do it. If I'm being crass, forgive me. Right now I'm not my old self.
    I just can't lose this house. It would surely be the end of us. Please someone, please anyone give me a second chance to make it all right again. Maybe you could just buy my house and let me start paying you. At 61 years of age I will receive a pension from the USAFR; anything . . . anything . . . .please.
    Sincerely,
    Matthew E Smith
    niacin777@gmail.com (478) 953-6920

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  16. It takes a community to raise a child. I am writing to you because my family needs financial support to send Lamar Brown, a sophomore, like me, to our local high school in Allendale, New Jersey. Lamar is like a second brother to me, and I got to know him nine years ago when he came to stay with us through the Fresh Air Fund, a New York City program which sends inner-city children to host families for vacation. We’ve become like one family, which includes Herika, the single mom, and Isaiah, Lamar’s older brother, spending time together for holidays and weekends. They’ve truly become our extended family.
    Unfortunately, Lamar has made some poor choices and is presently in an Out of School Suspension for one year. This facility offers minimum to no teaching which will negatively impact Lamar’s chances of passing his Regent’s, getting his high school diploma, and getting into college. My parents along with Lamar’s mom, Herika, are acting in his best interest, and have decided to enroll him in Northern Highlands Regional High School. Without legal guardianship, my parents are obliged to pay an annual tuition of approximately $14,000 a year totaling about $28,000 for him to graduate, starting this September, though we would like him to start immediately if finances permit. Unfortunately my parents don’t have the extra money for his tuition, although they are happy to cover all his living expenses while he lives with us.
    I am writing to you, asking for financial support for Lamar’s tuition to attend our high school. My family is looking into ways to contribute to his tuition, and I know we will be asking friends and family for help, but I believe we will fall short of our goal. Our school superintendent and principal are very interested in Lamar’s situation. We need your help. Would you be willing to contribute to Lamar’s tuition and give him the opportunity for a better future? Thank you.
    Sincerely,
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