Foster the People and the Do Good Bus Recap Service Projects They Worked On On Recent Tour
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:09:20
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The Do Good Bus, a transportable community service venture, concluded its fall tour with indie-pop trio Foster the People on Oct. 20. The Do Good Bus stopped in 24 cities on Foster the People's North American tour from Sept. 13 to Oct. 20, 2011, partnering with local charities from each city and taking fans on community service projects. Keeping with The Do Good Bus tradition, all of the service projects remained a mystery for fans until they arrived at the project site.
Foster the People and The Do Good Bus partnered on tour to create awareness for local causes, build community among passengers on The Do Good Bus and provide fun, volunteer experiences that would inspire people to volunteer again.
"Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don't volunteer because they don't know where to start," said Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster the People. "The Do Good Bus was a perfect complement to our tour because we were able to do something different every day that matched the needs of the city we were in. It was a great way to show people how to volunteer, and we hope the experience inspires them to continue giving back."
During the tour, Foster the People fans rode The Do Good Bus to mystery projects where they had a chance to: play with children, feed the homeless, plant trees, package food, disassemble mattresses, sort clothing, harvest crops, raise money, move furniture, distribute books, discuss HIV/AIDS prevention, clean up parks, pass out eyeglasses and socks, help with habitat restoration, sanitize toy donations, guerilla garden and paint a mural.
Among their accomplishments, Do Good Bus volunteers/Foster the People fans:
• Raised $25,962 in Austin for the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund
• Made 8,500 meals for a Dallas, Texas, food bank
• Distributed 1,700 books to Richmond, Virginia, elementary school students
• Sorted more than 2,000 pieces of emergency clothing for runaway youth in New York City
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