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Do Good (Saturday December 6, 2003)

Just a quick announcement. If you are in Chicago this weekend (Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to be more specific) and would like to exercise your design prowess on a good cause come help Project : Philanthropy. Here is the breakdown:

Ready to make a difference? How about participating in a project that can have a positive effect on the lives of others? Project : Philanthropy actively seeks individuals in the fields of design, marketing, printing, and communications to help charitable organizations develop such materials as an identity, a marketing campaign, a website - and ultimately to get the funding they so desperately need. Take a day out of your life to do something worthwhile.

Project : Philanthropy’s purpose is to establish a collaborative group of creative professionals committed to participating in goal-oriented, short-term charrettes in order to benefit a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to increase the impact of charitable organizations by fulfilling design and marketing needs.

This Saturday December 6, 2003 at 9:00 am. At Grip’s office, located on 560 west Washington, suite #3NE.

RSVP or inquiries to projectphilanthropy@excite.com.

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PUBLISHED ON Dec.02.2003 BY Armin
eric’s comment is:

Armin, quick questions´┐Ż is Project : Philanthropy something brand new or a continuation?

And is it specific to Chicago natives or can others from the Speak Up community offer help?

On Dec.03.2003 at 09:23 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Eric, I only know a little bit. Kevin of Grip design is the one in charge, I think he does it 2-3 times a year and a bunch of people chip in. I am not sure if it's part of a bigger network, but I think it might be a Chicago thing only. I'll ask him to come explain a bit more. Because this could be a cool Speak Up initiative´┐Ż

On Dec.03.2003 at 09:32 AM
Dan’s comment is:

Here is what I found on google.

On Dec.03.2003 at 09:33 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Yup, that's them Dan, thanks for the link.

On Dec.03.2003 at 09:38 AM
Mark’s comment is:

I may be interested, but will be unable to attend the meeting on Saturday December 6th.

On Dec.03.2003 at 10:28 AM
kev leonard’s comment is:

i'm interested but not available on 12/06/03. is there any word on when the next project philanthropy is?

On Dec.03.2003 at 11:21 AM
kevin’s comment is:

Project : Philanthropy was brought to life approximately two years ago by a five member board in response to what we felt was a lack of funding given to grassroots charitable organizations. We actively sought members of the design, marketing and writing communities who wanted to provide charitable assistance utilizing each of our professional disciplines. The premise is predicated on the notion that giving a turkey on thanksgiving or assisting at a soup kitchen - while good intentioned - doesn't make the most of our skill sets and provides only temporary assistance. It's the old 'teach a man to fish' principle. What we quickly discovered was that there are a great number of charitable organizations doing remarkable work without any funding or ability to operate within the proper channels to receive grant money.

We structure the event in a very simple and quick format. Everyone is encouraged to attend at any time they can make it, bearing in mind that the most important date is the Saturday charrette where the work actually gets done.

The dates and times for the next event are as follows:

thursday, december 4th @ 6pm (one hour meeting)

saturday, december 6th @ 9am (until about 4 - the work day)

thursday, december 11th @ 6pm (party/celebration/wrap-up)

I hope that some of you can make this event, your efforts will truly affect the lives of others - a rare opportunity in any profession. Unless of course you would rather be off killing baby seals or beating up nuns. Your choice, but remember: SANTA IS WATCHING!

Big love,

Kevin from grip

On Dec.03.2003 at 01:25 PM