Author Archives: Raymund Flandez
June 13, 2012, 10:47 am
Steve Jobs may have been mum on his philanthropy, but his Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, was anything but at a gathering of fundraisers last week, surprising many in attendance with his first public talk on his giving philosophy.
“I would never give a gift that has restrictions,” he said, in an appearance at the AFP TechKnow conference, in Orlando, Fla. “I leave that to people who know more than me.”
September 1, 2011, 4:36 pm
In June, Jenna Isaacson, a freelance photojournalist, climbed behind the wheel of a recreational vehicle to begin a summer trek across the United States.
Her mission: to document how Americans rely on second-hand goods and thrift stores. Goodwill Industries International helped sponsor her seven-week trip, which began June 18 in Phoenix, and recently ended in the same city after she crisscrossed the country through 30 states.
Along the way, she visited more than 60 thrift stores, traveling 10,200 miles.
A Chronicle reporter met her about halfway through her journey in Wisconsin and was curious about the rest of the trip.
One challenge was money. She acknowledged to readers of her blog called “All Thrifty States” that gas was eating up most of the $7,559 she collected through Kickstarter, a fund-raising Web site, to pay for the trip, and she needed to raise more. Readers…