Thursday, 1 December 2011

Why #together should be our most used hashtag

Ridealist has gone though a period of intense activity recently, and the pace of work doesn't seem to be letting up any time soon!

Don't get us wrong, we're absolutely delighted. It only reinforces our belief that there's a need to be filled, and Ridealist is more than willing to step up and fill that need.

But one thing we've learned, is that we can't do it alone. Without the hard work from our volunteers, the input from our supporters, and the encouragement of friends, we'd be lost. Really.

No one individual, or even individual group, can do everything. Collaboration, cooperation, sharing. These should be our action words. And #together, should be our common hashtag.

To bring you up to date.

We are working through the paintings from the Hands of Action Children's Art project, here's another couple of examples (there are more in the previous blog post):

It may be a while before the actual online gallery gets loaded, there are hundreds of paintings to go through. But we are getting there!

We've also been invited to be the official photographers/camera crew for the Peace International Foundation in Hong Kong. This is wonderful news for us, and expect to be working on some exciting projects throughout the year.

We are also in contact with two shelters/support centres for victims of domestic violence here in Hong Kong. We are planning a short series of videos using real cases. We can't relax in the effort to get the message out there that there is a problem. But there is another important message, and that message is one of hope.

And last, but certainly not least, a talented young magician has volunteered to work with us on the production of a video to highlight the work of non-profits working with children - especially those at risk of abuse or trafficking.

We'd really appreciate your thoughts on how we should approach this project, what would you like to see, and which non-profits would like to participate? Of course, there is no charge, all the production etc is on a pro-bono basis.

So how can two part-time volunteers achieve all the above?

We can't, not alone. Your help is needed now more than ever!

Come and join us at Ridealist and lend your skills, your expertise, or just your moral support.

#together, we can achieve so much.

Chris & Shirley

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