Designing For A Good Cause
Have you ever been stopped in the street by someone holding a clipboard and asked to donate money?
It can catch you off guard and you may not be ready to part with your hard earned funds. However, once in a while you may have learned about a cause that you do care about and that's worth contributing to. One cool idea to consider telling folks who are asking for your help, is that you can help in other ways, such as using your design skills.
Again, you don't have to wait until fate aligns your path with an advocate on the street. If there's a cause you care about, reach out and offer to design something awesome for them. It will demonstrate your initiative; it will give you more examples to show in your portfolio; and it will help to make a difference.