From Anti-War Street Art to Charitable Olympic Donations

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 25, 2016
As the September 2016 social good trends reveal, highly publicized events such as the Syrian refugee crisis and the controversy surrounding the Rio Olympics have spurred the public to create many meaningful changes.

As the war in Syria rages on, many people have looked for creative ways to continue advocating for refugees. One of the most powerful examples of these initiatives is a graffiti portrait by the anonymous UK artist Pegasus. The powerful work of art depicts the image of a young Syrian boy whose face has become a symbol of the ongoing crisis.

Another current event that has become a catalyst for social change is the Rio Olympics. As evidenced by the September 2016 social good trends, the athletic championship has helped to shed light on some of Brazil's most pressing social issues. As a result of the attention brought on by the Olympics, initiatives have been launched to redirect leftover food to the hungry and to revitalize sports programs in low-income areas.