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  SUMMER 2011


1 bus | 25 causes | 750 volunteers | 11,000 miles | 1 community

Foster The People launched Foster The Future by partnering with Do Good Bus during their 2011 summer tour. Volunteers were picked up at the venue in each city and taken to a mystery volunteer activity in their community. Do-Gooders did everything from feeding the homeless to recycling mattresses to handing out books to kids.

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  These are the places and faces we visited across North America. We hope you'll click through and read more about them and how they're changing their communities.

B. Scottsdale, AZ
Collected professional clothing for locals trying get on their feet.

C. Dallas, TX
North Texas Food Bank
Prepared over 8,500 meals for families.

D. Austin, TX
Wildfire Relief Fund
Raised over $12K for volunteer firefighters in Texas. Austin City Limits matched for a total of over $25K going directly to firefighters.

E. Houston, TX
Halo House
Prepared two fully-furnished apartments for patients who recieve treatment at Texas Medical center for blood cancers.

F. New Orleans, LA
Son of A Saint
Played football and basketball with 70 boys who don't have male role models in their lives.

G. Orlando, FL
Mustard Seed
Disassembled 100 old mattresses to be recycled and sold. Money is then used to buy new mattresses for people affected by flood, fire or financial hardship.

H. Atlanta, GA
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Got our hands dirty cleaning up trails and landscaping throughout the park.

I. Nashville, TN
Hands On Nashville
Prepared an urban farm for harvest season in an effort to help people who need access to healthy, nutritious food.

J. Richmond, VA
I Have A Dream Foundation
Distributed more than 1700 books to elementary students in Richmond.

K. Washington, DC
Grassroot Project
Played games with 8th grade students in a program spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention.

L. New York, NY
The Door
Sorted emergency clothing for runaway and homeless youth.

M. Toronto, ON
Arts for Children & Youth
Raised over $400 for the program which provides Toronto children with art experiences.

N. Boston, MA
Boston Natural Areas Network
Planted 10 trees at Pope John Paul II Park.

O. Columbus, OH
Local Matters
Harvested crops and planted fruit trees and tulips at one of 90 community gardens.

P. Indianapolis, IN
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Cleaned up two local Indianapolis parks.

Q. Chicago, IL
Gaia Movement
Sorted and cleaned books and toys that wil be distributed to kids during the holiday season.

R. Seattle, WA
Nature Consortium
Planted trees and plants to restore the West Duwamish Greenbelt.

S. Vancouver, BC
Union Gospel Mission
Helped serve Thanksgiving dinner and distributed eyeglasses and socks to over 3000 low-income and homeless locals.

T. Portland, OR
Oregon Food Bank
Packaged 9,693 lbs of onions to be distributed to families in need.

U. San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate National Park Conservancy
Worked at Lobos Creek Valley on habitat restoration.

V. Los Angeles, CA (trip 1)
Westside Global Awareness Magnet School
Partnered with Joyful Activist to paint a mural and build a 70-ft long raised planting bed for fruit trees.

W. Pomona, CA
Habitat for Humanity
Visited their "ReStore" and moved 3.5 tons of building material donations as well as helped paint the inside of the store.

V. Los Angeles, CA (trip 2)
L.A. Guerrilla Gardening
Cleaned up and weeded two local guerrilla gardens and cleaned up a city block near McArthur Park.

X. San Diego, CA
Feeding America
Bagged apples for their Farm2Kids program and repackaged pinto beans to be distrubuted to families in need.

Y. Las Vegas, NV
Tonopah Community Garden
Dug a compost pit and mulched and planted new flowers.
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Prepared a drink station and food for homeless locals and assembled hygiene kits to be distributed to locals trying to get back on their feet.

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