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 day: 65 people have gone through a […]

By |June 30th, 2011|Inspiration|7 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 to persecution, conflict or […]

By |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 |June 14th, 2011|H-P Tips|8 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. Image by […]

By |June 12th, 2011|Inspiration|3 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 |June 10th, 2011|Inspiration|7 Comments

Jeremy Cowart’s ‘Reaching Down’ to Benefit First Response

H-P founder Jeremy Cowart is doing a series of videos showing how he creates a piece of fine art. Last week he created “Reaching Down,” a piece in response to the Joplin disaster.

Prints are available for purchase at the Jeremy Cowart Store and all proceeds benefit the First Response Team of America, who responded to the […]

By |June 7th, 2011|Inspiration|3 Comments

Jessi Arrington: “Fitting in is way overrated.”

After hitting several thrift shops while on vacation last week, this TED talk was a delight to watch. Brooklyn designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. She shares the outfits with the TED audience and reminds us that […]

By |June 6th, 2011|Inspiration|4 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 |June 2nd, 2011|Inspiration|7 Comments