A friend of mine, whom I've worked with in a number of theatre and film projects, is one of the folks involved in Be The Change, Bepacks. They're fundraising on indiegogo, with the goal of extending their impact, providing children in Zambia with education, meals, and school uniforms. From their campaign page:
We're be packs and with your help we can change the world. We're a small company of passionate people and through the sale of our bags we are helping to provide children in Zambia with an education, a daily meal, and a school uniform.
Through this Indiegogo Campaign we are trying to raise $15,000 to help us make an even larger impact. We're building a new website, designing a new logo, planning on working with a stellar PR Firm, and have a number of cool initiatives that will help us make a difference.
Your help will directly impact the lives of these children, and the economic growth of their communities.
We need $15,000 to help pay for our new initiatives in order to take be packs to the next level and support even more children. We're a small company so we're using this campaign to help us optimize our potential. With a new website, a new logo, and a reputable PR Team on board we will increase our ability to make an impact.
In return for helping us out, we have a number of perks for our contributors!
Hiltz-Squared Media, a company I've worked with before ("FairyTale Season II", an episode of "I Now Pronounce You...", both on Out TV, and they also distributed TTP's film "Space Zombies" for a number of years) has a great project campaign on kickstarter - it's called "Farming Humans", a documentary series which highlights the deplorable living conditions animals experience daily in our food processing industry.
Hiltz Squared Media goes behind the food in Farming Humans. Imagine you wake up in a cage. You are gaining consciousness in a pen no bigger than an airline’s overhead storage bin and you’re hunched over, unable to fully extend your neck without smacking into the top of this enclosure. You’re boxed in with others like yourself, men and women with no sense of where they are, dazed from the lack of proper food and water left to wonder if that smell – that terrible, awful, miasma drifting lazily through the air – is really that of human feces, or if it’s just the rotting remains of what they deemed fit for your consumption. You’re elbow-to-elbow with your neighbors, trying to jostle for what little free space there is.
Developed by Hiltz Squared Media, Farming Humans is a six part exclusive documentary that takes twelve volunteers and puts them in the hooves and horns of our fair-feathered friends and their farmyard ilk.
CHECK OUT THE CAMPAIGN AND DONATE HERE.