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Volunteers unite (online)!
My Social Project is a social network for solidarity associations and people who want to be volunteers for them. The purpose of the website is to catalyse the growing number of volunteers and pairing them up with organisations that need a helping hand.
Why it matters
The number of youths available and even wanting to volunteer for social causes is growing. This can be a way of making social intervention more effective and private companies could perhaps integrate their workers in this project. However, if being a separate network from Facebook helps identify proactive participants, it can make it harder to reach a bigger audience. Will this project’s success depend, like many others, on its integration with bigger established social media platforms such as Facebook?
17. May 2012
In France, the Téléthon is an annual program that aims to collect funds for handicapped people who suffer from myopathy. This year, the NGO launched a website featuring a “wall of donations”: in exchange of their money, brands and people can appose their logos or pictures on a virtual wall.
100$ Laptops and cars selling for under 2000$ have already been created. Now Adidas plans to build a sneaker for the so called 3rd world that will cost around 1€ and be produced on a non-profit basis. The brand will cooperate with Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus and has dedicated itself to create jobs and chase the utopia that nobody on earth has to walk around bare feet. It has not be decided yet if the shoes will be branded at all.