crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – In Our Own Backyard Ross Kimbarovsky | August 18th, 2009

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those less fortunate. You can read more about the origins of Give Back here.

We’re fortunate to have an amazing community of creatives – nearly 36,000 of them, from 150+ countries. They speak hundreds of languages, cover all age groups, demographics, experience and religions. They’ve created graphic designs for companies in virtually every country of the world and in most languages spoken on the planet.

As in all our projects, participation is voluntary. Give Back projects work like standard projects, including contracts, wrap-up, notifications, etc. To help the learning process along in these projects, we encourage creatives to collaborate and to provide constructive feedback to each other.

In Our Own Backyard is an organization of photojournalists committed to the cause of social justice in the United States. Their inaugural project is a multimedia examination of the daily struggles of impoverished Americans: a comprehensive and innovative campaign that will affect the way the general public and policymakers think about poverty in America. The organization believes that increasing awareness about poverty is a critical prelude to building support for initiatives that can create lasting impact in the lives of disadvantaged people. Visual story-telling is unique in its power to achieve that awareness, and it can foster empathy for those living in poverty in a way that text and statistics alone cannot.

Our entire community is honored to be helping this wonderful organization with such an important cause. You can view the In Our Own Backyard project here. Please consider helping this worthy cause. You can help directly by participating in the project, or you can help by telling others about this project and/or about In Our Own Backyard.

We encourage everyone to find ways to help others who are less fortunate. Thank you – from our entire community!

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