Well done to BBH, New York for their inspirational work above for The NYC Rescue Mission. They gave a voice to homeless people by giving them a phone, a twitter account, and then asked them to talk to people online about their day to day life. This post is filed under work we wish we had done.
Three times a year, a bunch of Ogilvy folk head out to Uganda for a week to help with valuable projects for the local community. The project is called Many Hands Ogilvy.
Amy is on a mission to raise money, £1300 to be exact, for her trip to Uganda. If you have met Amy you will know that social responsibility is one of her greatest passions, after Janet Jackson and running.
Amy will be helping to build a school for 450 kids in Uganda, as a part of the 5 year project. Not only will she be doing hard labour, but also teaching and playing football with the kids.
To make the world a better place please help Amy reach her goal and head over to http://www.justgiving.com/amymaybe (All cards accepted). Basically she only now needs less than £350 to reach her target. Please help her and be a hero.
I can guarantee the following: feeling good for donating, making a difference in a child’s life, and a big everlasting smile from Amy on her return.
Last week Tuesday Ogilvy Cape Town proudly premiered the Cape Town screening of the much talked about The Bang Bang Club movie in order to raise funds for the Woodstock boys home, Percy Bartley House.
Having initially set our sight on selling tickets to one showing, we were overwhelmed by support and requests for tickets that we excitedly set up a second screening which was virtually sold out too! With snacks and drinks enjoyed by our guests between the two screenings, it was a very successful evening.
The proceeds of the night will be put towards our long-term project for the home: rebuilding the large section that was burnt down a few years ago. In doing this we will be creating more rooms for new boys as well as an entertainment area.
This year we have also continued with our initial goal of inspiring the boys of the home through art. Last year we saw top street artists give the home a makeover and this year the boys have been attending their own art classes and have been learning to express themselves through art and colour.
Thank you to all those who supported and donated and to The Labia for making the evening possible, it really is so appreciated!
Photos courtesy of Paul Ward, click to view more of his work