Monthly Archives: June 2011


Behind the Scenes of Help-Portrait Lisbon

Name: Ana Rita Ramos Role: Co-organizer of the event Date: 25-26 June 2011  Location: Lisbon, Portugal How the event came about: We wanted to organize a volunteer event that had related to what we stand for Ginkgo, the magazine where I work, particularly in this European Year of Volunteering. How many people served: 65 Highlight from the [...]

By | 2011-06-30T01:04:36+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

36 Million Refugees Worldwide

There are 36 million refugees who live in camps worldwide. Half of them are children.   Today is World Refugee Day, and we stand in solidarity, but also in action. Here are a variety of ways you make a difference in the lives of those who are forced to flee their homelands due [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:43:30+00:00 June 20th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Named Among Emma’s 25

Emma is a relatively new email marketing company with a team committed to giving back, sustainability and innovation. Inc. magazine recently named Emma one of the 50 best small company workplaces, and it's no surprise. Here's a look at some of the causes they support. Planting five trees for every new customer. (That's 20,000 trees [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:43:31+00:00 June 14th, 2011|H-P Tips|0 Comments

Brooklyn, Summer 1974

From the just-for-fun department, here is a photo gallery featuring Brooklyn, N.Y., in the summer of 1974. It's a collection of beautiful and nostalgic vintage photos by photographer Danny Lyon, who spent two months snapping pictures of the everyday life in the borough.   Three boys and " A Train" graffiti in Brooklyn's Lynch Park. [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:43:33+00:00 June 12th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

The Latest: Sunglasses for the Socially Conscious

TOMS announced this week they are no longer a shoe company, but a one-for-one company as they unveiled their newest product offering: sunglasses. But they're not the only ones. Warby Parker Eyewear is also launching a line of sunglasses this summer with the one-for-one model. TOMS is also working with Seva Foundation to provide medical [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:43:34+00:00 June 10th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

fashionABLE Change

If you tuned into the live broadcast of Help-Portrait on Dec. 4, 2010, you probably caught a glimpse of the sweet emceeing skills of Annie Downs, Help-Portrait’s events coordinator. Annie also works for a nonprofit in Franklin, TN, called Mocha Club and we wanted to share about it with you here on the blog. Elayna [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:43:38+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments