Archived entries for Philanthropy

Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo for Tohoku Earthquake Aid

As part of DesignEast02, Zürich based design firm Kueng Caputo, Lovis Caputo & Sarah Kueng, donated the design to an ingenious hanging shelf called ‘Flying Shelf.’

DesignEast, a design conference in Osaka, Japan,  ran a make-your-own-furniture workshop to raise money for Earthquake relief in their region by selling plans to simple designs that are then manufactured out of debris from the destruction.

Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo

Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo

“The Aldas Project: 366 Drawings for Good” by Kristy Modarelli

The Aldas Project: 366 Drawings for Good is the beautiful brainchild of artists Kristy Modarelli. The project began on January 1st, 2012 and will continue through the end of the year. Kristy makes a drawing every day, a daunting task in itself, and puts the images up for sale on the Aldas Project Etsy page for $100 each.

The “for Good” part of the project is that Kristy will donate $25 for each sold print to one of her 3 favorite charities: 826 National, The Schoerke Foundation, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with the purchaser choosing which charity he/she would like the money to go to.

The Aldas Project - 366 Drawings for Good by Kristy Modarelli

— Via Black. White. Yellow

Art For Joplin posters by Moosylvania

The St. Louis based design firm Moosylvania has put together a brilliant series of posters supporting the town of Joplin, Missouri. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each poster will be donated to the Southwest Missouri chapter of United Way to aid in the rebuilding of the town. The posters are available for $25.00 each on Moosylvania’s website.

Art For Joplin posters by Moosylvania


Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot short film by Diesel New Voices that follows the lives of young skateboarders in the Afgahni city of Kabul.
You can learn more about Skateistan at their website:

About Skateistan:

Skateistan is Afghanistan’s—and the world’s—first co-educational skateboarding school. The school engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment. Our students come from all of Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. They will not only develop skills in skateboarding and skateboarding instruction, but also healthy habits, civic responsibility, information technology, the arts, and languages. The students themselves decide what they want to learn—we connect them with teachers who will enable them to develop the skills that they consider important. Since Skateistan has been active in Kabul, we’ve seen that Afghan youth of all ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds love to skateboard. Skateistan brings them together, equipping young men and women with the skills to lead their communities toward social change and development.

— Via Design You Trust

Oil & Water Don’t Mix Poster by Anthony Burill

The Oil & Water Dont’ Mix poster by British designer Anthony Burill is printed with oil collected from the soiled beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The limited edition posters ( 200 prints ) are being sold to support CRCL or The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Gulf of Mexico’s coastal wetlands.

The prints are available for €150 (about $210) here:

Oil & Water Don't Mix by Anthony Burill

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— Via Notcot

Project 7, using coffee to change the world

Project 7 is a new business that features great coffee paired with a strive to make real, substantive change in the world. Project 7 donates more than 50% of the profits of each sale to a charity that serves a need corresponding to the name of blend your buy. The coffee is all purchased fair-trade directly from the growers. There are 7 coffee blends, HEAL the sick, SAVE the earth, HOUSE the homeless, FEED the hungry, QUENCH the thirst, TEACH them well, & HOPE for peace.

From Project 7:

Simply put, Project 7 exists to give. We are a cause-related company that makes every day consumer goods, like bio-bottled water, gum, mints and coffee. We aren’t asking you to buy more stuff, just change the products that you already buy.

For every purchase of a Project 7 product, some good is done in seven areas of need – Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth. Non-profit organizations supporting any of these seven areas of need can submit applications to Project 7.

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