My Social Canvas recently joined forces with Lionsgate Entertainment and Whole Planet Foundation for a Design Contest where we invited fans to create the next Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 t-shirt inspired by the Courage Of One. While one exciting part of this project is the final t-shirt design, this project is so much more than just a design on a shirt.
From each shirt purchased, My Social Canvas will donate $1.00 to Whole Planet Foundation and $1.00 into a scholarship fund to support future student designers. The winning design was created by Kayla from Tampa, Florida. When we asked Kayla what inspired her to create her #CourageOfOne design she said, “The power and courage of people working together as one to create change!”
This project is especially meaningful to us because the My Social Canvas story also started with one person and in two years has grown to be much more. We couldn’t have done this without the power and courage of our community of students and supporters working together as ONE to create change!
In 2012, My Social Canvas was founded by one woman entrepreneur with a dream. That August, My Social Canvas Founder Lisa Mayer met Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation at the Whole Foods Market Chelsea location in New York City. Over tea, they talked about a project that would engage college students in the mission of Whole Planet Foundation. Later that year, My Social Canvas helped Whole Planet Foundation connect with over 3 Million students at more than 50 universities and helped Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region fund 10 women entrepreneurs’ businesses through microfinance. Two years later, Whole Foods Market is one of our best customers and we are thrilled to have Whole Planet Foundation as a long-term partner. The reason we’re passionate about this project is because it provides other women with access to opportunity and the chance to start their own entrepreneurial story.
Whole Planet Foundation is providing a sustainable source of support by giving micro-credit clients the opportunity to start a small business and we couldn’t be more thrilled to support their work. We invite you to learn more about Whole Planet Foundation and pick up this t-shirt to give back.
We invite you to purchase a shirt and get to know Kayla, the winning designer! Anyone can make a difference. Even if you don’t buy the shirt, we’d love your help spreading the word!
Learn more and donate online at www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.