Sortable Database of Bluebird Awards Granted
Record of Mission Progress
Having donated to charitable causes in the past, I have always wondered how the money was spent. In 2019 on another project, we donated over 800 pieces of brand-new designer clothing with tags to a very worthy charity. Items included everything from socks and Isotoner gloves to brand name winter coats and suede jackets. The downside? We never got to see the smiling faces of military veterans, Gold Star widows and their children as Christmas gifts were selected.
To address those concerns, we designed this sortable database page for tracking Bluebird Awards so donors and sponsors can see how their money was distributed and for what purpose.
Bluebird Awards donors deserve to know what becomes of their donations. To that end, a $500 donor for example, can review the above record. As the record is reported and compiled (real time soon, manual for now), a donor can sort according to the column headers to further examine our use of funds. All $500 donations awarded will be listed together. So, at least the donor, in many cases, has a list from which to choose to see how their donation was spent. If the Sponsor is a teacher, they already know how and why the money was needed and spent and how it impacted the recipient.
As Bluebird Awards becomes a go to resource in schools as a tool for dealing with potential or real mental health issues for Covid orphans, our awards will become euphemistically referred to as "bluebirds." Because Covid-19 continues to be an ongoing menace to society with much relevant data yet to be uncovered especially with regard to long covid, this suggests a data gathering opportunity for evaluating impacts to our collective mental health knowledgebase.
Because of security and privacy concerns, Bluebird Awards is careful about disclosing information about children and young people. We look to publicly reporting progress here with a goal of enough transparency to assure donors their donations are well-spent.
Our expectation is all donations will be given exclusively as Bluebird Awards. Our goal is to fund operations from businesses and individual sponsors as well as from grants specifically targeted for staffing needs.