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Do Something With DoSomething.org

Posted by JazzHands from Cardiff - Published on 20/06/2012 at 13:29
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Remember when all those people were camped outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in that London? I thought good on them, getting out there and protesting. But then I thought haven’t they got other things they need to do, like go to school or look after their cats? Then I thought about the lack of shower facilities (baby wipes can only go so far).

Most people, no matter how much they support or believe in a cause, can’t drop everything and protest for weeks at a time; I mean who’ll feed Buttons? 

Neither does the fact that you go to school, or work, or have things to look after mean that you shouldn’t get involved with protests, movements and positive campaigns.

DoSomething.org is this massive US organisation that “harnesses the creativity and energy of young people aged 25 and under, to tackle issues they care about using digital platforms to inspire offline action.”, they’re involved with a third of the schools in America and are endorsed by David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Ferrell and err Kim Kardashian. It was also set up by someone who was in Melrose Place, so there.

Why on earth am I telling you about DoSomething.org? Well they’re hopping over the Atlantic (and skipping over the Irish Sea) and teaming up with vInspired to bring their successful brand of youth activism to the UK, with the first project launching in a couple of weeks.

Reverse Riots is the name of Do Something UK’s first campaign and is launching on Tuesday 3rd July and is focused on challenging negative stereotypes of young people in the run up to the anniversary of last year’s summer riots. To find out more go to ReverseRiots.com

Do Something UK - challenging young people to make a small action to create a big change (and feed their cats).

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Commented 47 months ago - 20th June 2012 - 15:18pm

This sounds good but last time I checked vinspired was for england only or am i wrong?

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 47 months ago - 20th June 2012 - 15:20pm

I think they're going UK-wide with this collaboration.



Commented 47 months ago - 20th June 2012 - 15:27pm

if its true then cool im up for it :)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 47 months ago - 20th June 2012 - 15:28pm

The press release I saw about this was littered with references to the UK.



Commented 47 months ago - 20th June 2012 - 15:31pm

cool I just signed up and the website looks good.I got confused putting in my date of birth because they do it differently in usa.

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