The annual March of Dimes Jail and Bail is happening again on Saturday, Feb. 4. We are Streaming it live on marchofdimesph.com the whole day. Nerds On Site also has a Prisoner team for donations. Donations can also be made at the MarchofDimesph.com website.
In partnership with The March of Dimes, Nerds On Site will be conducting a “Fill The Beetle to Feed The People” food drive to benefit the Hunter Hospitality House in Port Huron. Parking their signature Red VW Beetles(NerdMobiles) outside the Super Walmart in Fort Gratiot, Sam’s Club in Port Huron Twp, Super K Mart in Port Huron Twp., and Kroger’s North and South locations, Nerds will be collecting non-perishable food items and donations to help The Hunter Hospitality House stock their shelves.
\”Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities,\” the marchofdimesph.com website explains. \”And it happens to more than half a million babies in the U.S. each year. Thank you for helping the March of Dimes find out what causes it and what can be done to prevent it.
One of the March of Dimes favorite events, Jail & Bail brings together community leaders and ordinary citizens for a common cause… fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Since its inception in 1957 here in Port Huron, more than 5 million citizens have volunteered their time in the name of fun – and a good cause.
At this event, volunteer “jailbirds” serve time in a “mock jail.” “Prisoners” are arraigned before a volunteer judge on trumped-up, outlandish charges, such as “reckless golf-cart driving.” They are then sentenced to spend an hour in “the slammer” to raise bail in the form of donations to the March of Dimes. Nearly 500 events are held annually across the country.\”
Nerds On Site believes in supporting the community in which we live as a way of saying “thank-you” for making us your choice for corporate and residential computer IT services.
We will be live-streaming the event here and here. You can also find us Twitter (www.twitter.com/nerdsonsite) and posting updates on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nerdsonsite). The Twitter hashtag we will be using is #jailandbail2012.
We are also doing a Fill the Beetle to Feed the People (links to the event we had in Lethbridge, AB in 2011) event that same day in partnership with the March of Dimes to benefit the Hunter Hospitality House in Port Huron.The Hunter hospitality House provides a place for families to stay when they have loved ones in port Huron hospital. It is modeled after the Ronald McDonald House concept.The March of Dimes wanted to support them as they provide housing for parents of premature babies while they are being treated.