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Smart art supports children
A Portuguese company, Logoplaste, and Smart combined their creativity to offer CADin – an innovative fundraising initiative to supports children with learning difficulties. The Smart Art campaign involved companies buying a Smart car and donating it to an art auction. Well known Portuguese artists were invited to customise the cars with their artwork. The cars toured shopping centres and other public places throughout Portugal, raising public awareness for the activities of CADin.
Why it matters
The idea of involving big companies rather than individuals in this kind of initiative turned out to be success. Six of the auctioned cars were bought by companies that wanted to participate. Will successful initiatives like this encourage big companies or well known individuals to get involved with local causes more often?
“A tram called healthiness” is an initiative developed by pharmaceutical company Takeda Italia with the support of the city of Milan, featuring a tram which tours the city, offering interested parties a free, on-board health check.
The School Book Bank promotes the reuse of school books by receiving and delivering used school books for free. Having the “free” part as a principle of honor, all books or services provided have no cost attached. People who join the bank must volunteer to give a “ride” to the books from one place to another. This avoids incurring any delivery expenses.