Creative Approaches: Pop Up Libraries

From the Daily Good comes an article on a new kind of urban library. Pop Up Libraries are meant to utilize public space, provide access to books, and encourage people to read at times and in places they may not have read before. As you may have noticed, pay phones are becoming obsolete and even when pay phones exist, they rarely work!  Yet many times, the booth itself is still there taking up valuable public space in downtown areas. Architect John Locke from the Department of Urban Betterment has risen to the challenge of utilizing these spots.  Locke thought that…

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Holidays Shopping for a Cause!

Everyone here at Aid Still Required is incredibly grateful for our wonderful Business Angels. This holiday season, please consider purchasing some of your gifts from these Aid Still Required supporters. Some of these businesses, including Lova Tea and Lakewood Candle Company, have designed specialty products to support ASR’s work in New Orlean while others are donating a percentage of all business from ASR supporters. Please visit our Business Angels page at http://www.aidstillrequired.org/business-angels for more information! Lova first developed The Big Teasy in preparation for our Big Easy Juke Joint (organized with the incredible commitment of Lova founder Stephanie Cence). The Big…

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ASR hits 3,000 followers on Facebook!

Aid Still Required just reached 3,000 followers on Facebook–here’s to getting 10,000 before the end of the year! Can you help us get there by forwarding our Facebook page to all of your friends and family and consider adding our link to the signature of your e-mail? We need an army of ASR Angels out there spreading the word about what we do! Getting the word out about the real need that faces people who have experienced environmental disasters and human crises is half the battle and our Facebook and Twitter followers help us make that happen. With 3,000 (now…

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Jason Mraz Donates Tickets to Hollywood Bowl + Meet and Greet w/ Jason for Big Easy Juke Joint!

Thanks to Jason Mraz for joining with dozens of other celebrities to support the work that Aid Still Required is doing around the world. Today, Jason donated tickets to his upcoming concert at the Hollywood Bowl as well as a chance to meet up with Jason. The tickets & meet and greet will be auctioned off with other great items at The Big Easy Juke Joint on Aug 22 at Bugatta in Los Angeles to support Aid Still Required’s work in New Orleans. Please go to www.AidStillRequired.org/thebig easy for tickets and pass along the link to friends and family! Hailed…

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Returning from the Viva World Cup

Last week, Hunter and Andrea returned from Kurdistan Iraq after cheering on Darfur United in the Viva World Cup. It is hard to imagine getting on a plane to fly out of the country for the first time, staying in a hotel, walking through a buffet line for your meals, playing in uniforms with cleats and on grass ALL for the first time and being able to, at the same time, feel the pride of representing all of your family, friends and fellow refugees a half a world away. I can not wrap my mind around it and yet this…

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