|Put Your Hands Up For a Good Cause
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Posted: October 11, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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I’m excited that my Off-Broadway comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, will host a group from Hands Up: The Pose! on Saturday night, October 13th. So thrilled in fact that I’ve gotten in on the silliness.
Jessica Hawk-Ippolito founded the movement last year to create fun around the world and raise money for good causes. After years of posing for photos with her “hands up,” Jessica put a call out to the world for others to join her and take pictures of themselves in the same funny pose. She got more than expected, even from Antarctica. Here’s a video on how it all began.
People can send the photos to her via Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the group’s Facebook page. Hands Up – The Pose receives pledges for every photo received, and then donates the pledges to various causes — different campaigns at different times of the year. Right now, the group is fundraising for AllOut.org, an organization dedicated to “build this historic movement for equality” for everyone — gay, lesbian, bi, transgender or straight.
For every photo of the pose posted, Hands Up – The Pose will receive $2, and if you add the name of the organization — AllOut.org — in your photo, Hands Up – The Pose gets $5 for the cause. All funds will then be donated to AllOut.org.
Here’s my photo. It was fun and easy to take. I hope you will join me in supporting such a hilarious, yet heartwarming project.
This ingenious type of fundraising is catching on. Recently, movie star couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield held up signs promoting their favorite charities when they realized paparazzi were outside the restaurant they were dining in. As it’s been said, imitation is the best form of flattery.
Here’s to Jessica and Hands Up – The Pose!
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