Art Amiss pairs with SpareTime
From the Free Weekly:
The Weekend Project
This last year, SpareTime was chosen to be part of a startup project for companies focused on social good.
As one of five companies chosen to receive $18,000 in funding and education, they pitched their idea to investors, worked on the technology that is now their website, and learned business logistics.
In the end, they didn’t have enough marketability to investors looking to quickly buy and sell small companies, but through the experience they created the foundation they needed to move forward.
“We’re ready to move past accelerator … We’re ready to go to market,” Aron said.
That means the important first step by nonprofits and organizations to join the site must be taken, he said.
To bring in more attention, they’ve started their own community project, taking place on Jan. 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service. It’s the first of “The Weekend Projects,” and besides the children of Holt Middle School, they included students from Fayetteville High School, UA and community leaders and organizations.
“Our first project, ‘A Fresh Start to the Year with Kids that C.A.R.E.,’ will bring awareness to teen depression, hunger and those that lack basic needs in our community,” their website said. “Developed by 48 students in 48 hours.”
Students and organizers will volunteer for a day of farming on Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tri Cycle Farm off of Garland Avenue, across from Trinity United Methodist Church — an organization seeking to teach urban farming techniques and sustainable ideals, both to curb hunger. Throughout the week, Snyder and Shelton have been visiting classrooms with nonprofit ArtAmiss Director Bo Counts designing shoe boxes that will be displayed, and auctioned along with gift certificates, to raise money for teen depression. Care packages will be put together by students and donated to 7 Hills Center.
This project, Shelton and Snyder hope, will show the community what can be done when youth are engaged and organizations start reaching out through a centralized, millennial-friendly database.
Via The Free Weekly
Las Photos Project of KUAF
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NWA Las Fotos Project
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