Foster The Future gathered over 1200 volunteers in cities along the 2012 Foster The People summer tour to help give back and create community. Read below about who we met, what we did and who helped us make it all happen.
Be sure to click on each image for more photos from each city.
San Diego, CA /////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Over 200 volunteers showed up to help with a resoration project at Central Elementary School. We partnered with San Diego-based mural artist, Howard Woodward to create a giant mural and learned about and created an Ocean Friendly Garden with Surfrider.
We painted a mural, a bench, and a planter box and gardened with residents at the Maggie Johnson Nursing Center all with the help of the amazing people at the Mobile Art Program.
Special thanks to:
Chauncey Boggs | Photos: Sherene Abraham
Alpharetta, GA /////////////////////////////////////////////////////
We had a lot of fun at the Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. sorting and organizing the items in their warehouse. The Foster Care Support Foundation provides free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of foster children in foster care.
New York, NY //////////////////////////////////////////////////////
We played games, made new friends, and had a ton of fun raising some funds for The Door -- a local NY organization that strives to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.
Special thanks to:
Fernanda DeSouza | Photos: Emmily Chang
Detroit, MI //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
We helped bring art-inspired restoration to the Heidelberg Project located in Detroit's East Side by painting the park benches and doing some serious garden clean up throughout the neighborhood. The Heidelberg Project's mission is to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. They work to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.
Salt Lake City, UT ////////////////////////////////////////////////
We partnered with Heart2Home for a restoration kick off at the Dream Center which included painting a mural (despite the rain!) and sorting donated items for families in need. Each week the Dream Center supports almost 100 students in after school tutoring, art and music classes, and anti-gang mentoring. The Dream Center feeds and clothes over 400 individuals weekly through their charitable donations to the refugee population.