A Challenge for Change

By Liz Jones, Community Networking Coordinator, HandsOn Twin Cities


“You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”-John Lennon

Imagine a world where anything is possible.  Where whatever you want to achieve, you can.  Where whatever you want to change, you could.  Now, imagine this same world has homeless families, uneducated children, and depleting environmental stability.  What would you do?

In case you haven’t noticed, this imaginary world is real.  It’s your world. You live in it, and you CAN change it.

Points of Light Institute along with HandsOn Network is launching a campaign encouraging people to volunteer and get involved in being this crucial change.  This campaign is called The Get HandsOn Challenge and aims to mobilize 500,000 individuals to take part in 2 million projects that will help solve these worldly issues which are present in individual communities.


Are you up for the challenge?

Being the change is fun, so we want to make a game out of it.  As part of the Get Hands Challenge, HandsOn Network is starting a game of virtual tag!  You start the game by being “it” and going to www.GetHandsOn.com where you pledge to make a commitment to your community.  This commitment can be anything-something you’ve always wanted to do, or even something you’re already doing!  You then “tag” your friends, fans, and followers using your social media and online tools to get them into the game too! (Unlike the “tag” we all knew as children, this one involves cash and prizes!)


So, let’s get HandsOn together!  I’m going to go make my commitment for change, will you?




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