If you went to the kind of schools that I went to, giving your time back to the community was always a big deal . We had to log a number of hours each semester just to graduate from my high school and in college, many of my PR class projects were for non-profits. Usually this was in the form of creating promotional pieces in print or video form and the most we got out of it was a grade and the simple satisfaction that we helped someone else.
After years of volunteering at soup kitchens and fundraising for cancer research, the hard truth of charity can come through and make things look a little drab at times. Because lets face it – charity makes you take a hard look at what is not quite right with the world and trying to change that is often messy. I know that it’s worth it in the end to help those less fortunate than yourself, but just for once it would be nice for it to look nice too.
And that’s what Michael does – he makes charity beautiful:
I realize that this is my admiration for designers coming out again, but this is something rare that as someone in the creative industry, it’s nice to see beauty and charity coming together. I only wish that my work space looked as nice as Michael’s! Something to aspire to, right?
And with that, I’m off to start prepping for Thanksgiving as I’ve been put in charge of cooking this year. How did that happen? Stories of dried out turkey and a messy kitchen most like due for next week. Wish me luck!