Annual TelferWorld Charity Giving
Welcome to the TelferWorld annual charity giving site. This site is dedicated to the annual charity fundraising by the family of Charles "Ted" Telfer Miller.
Why did we start this?
We have a large family. Ted and Lois Miller had 6 children. These 6 children expanded the family by 14 more. Those 14 children expanded it with another 18 offspring among them. That doesn't include the spouses and partners -- so you can see this is quickly getting out of hand! We are still a close family so it always feels good to do something for the family during the Christmas season.
It started with a gift exchange where we put everyone's name in a hat and each person then was able to buy just one gift for a family member. It sure made it easier! But as time went by, the family grew and dispersed across the country making it an added challenge for the gift exchange. It came to a point where we were simply exchanging gift cards with one another. This seemed a little bit silly so we decided that it was time to make a difference. So now, instead of the $25 that we used to spend on a gift card, we donate to a charity. The charity usually has a special meaning to one or many of us.
This year we are raising funds for the American Diabetes Association to help fund research that supports our diabetic family members.
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ― Jana Stanfield
In 2021, we donated $1,980 to the National MS Society in honor of Gail Faulstich.
In 2020, together we donated $1,295 to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sue Martin, our cousin/niece.
In 2019, together we donated $1,575 to the Breast Cancer Research Fund in honor of Kathy Chapman who is now recovering from Stage 3B Breast Cancer.
In 2018 we donated $850 to the California Fire Foundation's SAVE Program. The Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program provides emergency short-term financial assistance to fire and natural disaster victims in California.
In 2017 we donated $880 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
In 2016 we donated $1,111 to The Women in Military Service Memorial. - There is a special collection, the Mae (Simas) Howe collection that honors our beloved Grandma Mae.
In 2015 we donated $900 to Camp Galilee.
In 2014 we donated $850 to Providence ElderPlace in honor of Stanley Bjorum, our cousin/nephew/brother/friend.
In 2013 we donated $850 to Food Bank of Northern Nevada, in memory of Kimball Glassco.
In 2012 we donated $550 to Early Alert Canines.
In 2011 we donated $750 to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, in memory of Mom/Grandma Lois.
In 2010 we donated $1,050 The Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
In 2009 we donated $575 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).