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Top 100 Social Good Ideas in 2018

From Educational Transgender Toys to Body-Positive Photography

— January 28, 2018 — Social Good
As the top 2018 social good ideas reveal, there continues to be a push for greater acceptance and visibility of groups that have long been hidden from the public eye.

On the one hand, the LGTBQ+ community continues to make great strides in terms of visibility. In some cases, this has come in the form of products that reveal a brand's support for the community. Some examples include Everlane's 100% HUMAN collection and Urban Outfitters' charitable Pride Month collection.

On the other hand, the top social good ideas also demonstrate a push for greater visibility of body shapes that do not conform to strict societal expectations. One of the best examples of this shift is the Everyman Project, which empowers men of all sizes to feel confident in their own skin.
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LGBT Self-Defense Classes
LGBT Self-Defense Classes
This Brazilian Martial Arts School Helps Women and LGBT People
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99
HIV-Fighting Smartphones
HIV-Fighting Smartphones
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition are Charitable
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98
Charitable Ethiopian Fashion Collections
Charitable Ethiopian Fashion Collections
Joe Fresh x lemlem Features Designs by Liya Kebede
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97
Air Humidity Water Machines
Air Humidity Water Machines
The 'FreshWater' Drinking Water Machine Creates Water from Thin Air
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96
Upscale Soup Kitchens
Upscale Soup Kitchens
The Refettorio Felix is a Beautiful Soup Kitchen Owned by a Renowned Chef
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95
Prejudice Awareness Apps
Prejudice Awareness Apps
This App Helps Discourage Stereotyping Using Smartphone-Based Interaction
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94
Homelessness Tracking Technology
Homelessness Tracking Technology
Streetsmart's Technology Will Track Every Homeless Person in NYC
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93
Charitable Political Toilet Papers
Charitable Political Toilet Papers
Some of the Proceeds from Trump Paper Will Go To a Good Cause
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92
Web Development Platforms
Web Development Platforms
New Venture uiplease Helps You to Learn How to Code UI Animation
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91
Gay Rights Dance Parties
Gay Rights Dance Parties
'WERK for Peace' Planned a Glitter-Heavy Party to Show Their Pride
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90
Good Deed Card Games
Good Deed Card Games
The Good Cards Tracks the Journey of a Good Deed
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89
Solar-Powered Water Purifiers
Solar-Powered Water Purifiers
SolarSacks Purify One Liter of Water Per Hour Using Sunlight Alone
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88
Color-Changing Videos
Color-Changing Videos
Little Mended Hearts' Video for Sick Kids Gets Brighter with Donations
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87
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
Toronto Installed Free Sunscreen Stations in Some of its Parks
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86
Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
A Charity in Detroit Sought to Give Kids Back-to-School Clothes
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85
Grenfell Tower-Supporting Tees
Grenfell Tower-Supporting Tees
Profits from These Boiler Room Tees Go to Victims of the Tragedy
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84
Custom-Made Wheel Chair Clothing
Custom-Made Wheel Chair Clothing
Rock the Wheel Makes Stylish Clothing for Wheel Chair Users
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83
Refugee Camp Production Centers
Refugee Camp Production Centers
IKEA Will Soon Be Offering Employment Opportunities for Refugees
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82
Communal Pollution Trackers
Communal Pollution Trackers
Flow Smart Air Quality Tracker Helps Communities Live Healthier Lives
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81
Sensory-Sensitive Restaurants
Sensory-Sensitive Restaurants
'Chuck E. Cheese's' Now Offers Autism-Friendly Play Spaces
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80
Health Assessment Posters
Health Assessment Posters
These Cancer Research UK Posters Offer a Free Breathing Test
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79
Inclusive Doll Wheelchairs
Inclusive Doll Wheelchairs
The Lammily Wheelchair Sets a New Standard for Inclusivity in Toys
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78
Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
The German Supermarket Edeka Made a Point About Inclusion
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77
Progressive Female Representation Campaigns
Progressive Female Representation Campaigns
Dove and Mindshare Joined to Redefine Beauty Standards
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76
Socially Focused Refugee Tents
Socially Focused Refugee Tents
Maidan Tent Aims to Offer a Social Hub in Refugee Villages
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75
Pop-Up Philanthropic Bars
Pop-Up Philanthropic Bars
Toronto's 'PhilanthroPub' Donates 100% of Proceeds to Local Charities
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74
Climate Change Coloring Books
Climate Change Coloring Books
Brian Foo's Climate Change Coloring Book Highlights the Environment
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73
Protective Bulletproof Skateboards
Protective Bulletproof Skateboards
This Board Can Defend Students in the Event of an Emergency
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72
Ocean Conservation-Supporting Shorts
Ocean Conservation-Supporting Shorts
Blakkfinn & Co. Athletic Shorts Give Back with Each Pair Sold
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71
Charitable Broken Billboard Campaigns
Charitable Broken Billboard Campaigns
22squared is Attempting to Inspire Hope After Hurricane Irma
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70
Solar-Powered Tent Initiatives
Solar-Powered Tent Initiatives
Teens from DIY Girls Have Created a Tent for People Without Homes
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69
Refugee Soccer Team Apparel
Refugee Soccer Team Apparel
OFF-WHITE and Nike Joined to Create a Line of Uniforms
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68
Bathroom Tissue Runway Shows
Bathroom Tissue Runway Shows
The White Cashmere Collection 2017 Was Designed Using Bathroom Tissue
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67
Empowering Water-Treating Kits
Empowering Water-Treating Kits
This Water Disinfectant Device is Designed for Developing Areas
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66
AR Rainforest Exhibitions
AR Rainforest Exhibitions
The ArtScience Museum's 'Into the Wild' Features Tech from Google
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65
Endangered Animal Valentine's Cards
Endangered Animal Valentine's Cards
'Ugly and Forgotten' Swaps Cards for Donations to Charities
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64
Half-Mast Pride Flags
Half-Mast Pride Flags
Sid Lee Collective & Rainbow Railroad are Honoring Those Who Can't Celebrate
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63
Personal Safety Lipsticks
Personal Safety Lipsticks
Oriental Princess' 'Lip Rescue' is a Cosmetic with a Built-In Whistle
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62
Clever Animal Adoption Campaigns
Clever Animal Adoption Campaigns
This Pedigree Campaign Prompts Parents to Get a Shelter Dog
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61
Endangered Animal Sculptures
Endangered Animal Sculptures
Artist Patrick Cabral Makes Paper Animal Sculptures for Charity
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60
Recycled Art Installations
Recycled Art Installations
The Entrelac Exhibit was Recycled into Blankets for Syrian Refugees
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59
Inclusive Card Game Redesigns
Inclusive Card Game Redesigns
Mattel's Uno Cards Now Feature Color Icons for Colorblind Players
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58
Responsible Alcohol Consumption Campaigns
Responsible Alcohol Consumption Campaigns
Heineken is Getting to the Bottom of Drinking & Driving
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57
Contained Play Equipment Pallets
Contained Play Equipment Pallets
PlayPallets Provides Access to Sports Equipments to Kids in Need
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56
Parodical Gender Equality Illustrations
Parodical Gender Equality Illustrations
IC4Design's 'Finding Her' is a Critique via Where's Waldo?
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55
Pride-Celebrating Sports Brand Bikes
Pride-Celebrating Sports Brand Bikes
The New Nike Bike Will Be Offered for a Limited Time
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54
Educational Transgender Toys
Educational Transgender Toys
Gender Creative Kids Canada is Launching a Toy About Gender Identity
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53
Cruelty-Free Shampoo Bars
Cruelty-Free Shampoo Bars
Lush's Solid Shampoo Bars Carry Messages Against Animal Testing
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52
Charitable Workshop Offices
Charitable Workshop Offices
The Non-Profit WiNGS' Office Has a "Space Within a Space" Design
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51
Menstruation Emoticon Initiatives
Menstruation Emoticon Initiatives
Plan International is Running an Emoji-Focused Period Campaign
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50
Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
The 'Refashion the Future' Event Celebrates Earth Day 2017
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49
Discolored Water Bottles
Discolored Water Bottles
For World Water Day, One Water Changed Its Packaging to a Dirty Color
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48
Gender Neutral Craft Beers
Gender Neutral Craft Beers
Threes Brewing Has Created a Gender Neutral Beer for Pride Month
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47
Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Greek Artist Achilleas Souras Builds Igloos Out of Refugee Life Vests
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46
Male Body-Positive Photography
Male Body-Positive Photography
The Everyman Project Empowers All Men to Feel Confident
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45
Convertible Earthquake Shelter Desks
Convertible Earthquake Shelter Desks
The 'SafeTrig' Desk Creates a Shelter for Young Students
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44
Card-Accepting Homeless Coats
Card-Accepting Homeless Coats
This Jacket for Homeless is a Local Solution for Accepting Donations
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43
Inmate-Made Clothing Lines
Inmate-Made Clothing Lines
Crime X Punishment Produces Its Collection Inside a Prison
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42
Virtual Prisoner Rehab
Virtual Prisoner Rehab
This Inmate Rehabilitation Tool Helps Prepare Criminals for Life After Jail
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41
Hidden Emotional Abuse Ads
Hidden Emotional Abuse Ads
This Women's Aid Campaign Shows the Sinister Nature of Emotional Abuse
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40
Contactless Donation Benches
Contactless Donation Benches
These 'Smart Benches' Offer a Unique Way to Donate to Cancer Research
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39
Meme Adoption Campaigns
Meme Adoption Campaigns
Singapore's 'Adopt a Meme' Turns Adoptable Animals into Memes
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38
Language-Teaching Robots
Language-Teaching Robots
The EMYS Interactive Robots Help Your Child Learn a Foreign Language
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37
Charitable Snack Zones
Charitable Snack Zones
CVS's 'Snacks That Give Back' All Provide Donations for Charities
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36
Philanthropic Puberty Campaigns
Philanthropic Puberty Campaigns
Celebs are Posting Awkward Teenage Photos for Puerto Rico Relief
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35
LGBTQ Love Campaigns
LGBTQ Love Campaigns
Lush Cosmetics' Campaign for Valentine's Day Focuses on Inclusivity
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34
Tampon Delivery Systems
Tampon Delivery Systems
Tampon Delivery Concept 'mCycle' Turns Sanitary Products into Compost
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33
Homeless Locker Programs
Homeless Locker Programs
Transitioning Homeless People Can Use This Storage Locker Initiative
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32
Climate Change Sculptures
Climate Change Sculptures
Lorenzo Quinn's Sculpture Reminds Viewers of Environmental Effects
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31
Empowering Female Athletic Apparel
Empowering Female Athletic Apparel
The Alana Athletica Women's Yoga Gear is Made by and for Women
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30
Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Last Bottle Clothing Sells Shirts Made from Recycled Bottles
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29
Historical LGBTQ Footwear Collections
Historical LGBTQ Footwear Collections
The 2017 Converse Pride Collection Celebrates LGBTQ History
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Skin Tone-Matching Timepieces
Skin Tone-Matching Timepieces
The 'In One’s Skin' Timepiece Watch Collection is Philanthropic
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Accessible Tiny Homes
Accessible Tiny Homes
Wheel Pad Offers Accommodation for People with Mobility Issues
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Pride-Supporting Fashion Campaigns
Pride-Supporting Fashion Campaigns
Everlane Spotlighted Hari Nef in Its Celebratory Editorial
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VR Language-Learning Apps
VR Language-Learning Apps
Mondly Uses Immersion to Teach Users New Languages
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Interactive Awareness Websites
Interactive Awareness Websites
A New UNHCR Site Answers Questions About the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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Dementia-Focused VR Tools
Dementia-Focused VR Tools
The Virtual Reality Empathy Platform Helps Architects Design Inclusively
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Inclusive Assistive Razors
Inclusive Assistive Razors
Gillette TREO is the First Razor Designed to Be Held by Someone Else
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21
Motion Sensor Toddler Monitors
Motion Sensor Toddler Monitors
The DECCO is a Toddler Monitor That Ensures Young Children Are Safe
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20
Inclusive Dance Apparel
Inclusive Dance Apparel
'Mahogany Blues' is Selling Nude Leotards for All Skin Tones
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19
Queer-Supportive Clothing Lines
Queer-Supportive Clothing Lines
Urban Outfitters Has Released a Limited Edition Pride Collection
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Upcycled Designer Swimwear
Upcycled Designer Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil Have Teamed Up to Design Sustainable Swimwear
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17
Female-Funded Investment Firms
Female-Funded Investment Firms
'Female Funders' is a Platform Helping Women Pursue Angel Investing
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16
Emotional First Aid Kits
Emotional First Aid Kits
Designer Rui Sun Has Created a First Aid Kit for Mental Health Awareness
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15
Water Pollution-Exposing Photography
Water Pollution-Exposing Photography
Benjamin Von Wong Makes a Statement with Mermaids
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14
Symbolic Feminist Necklaces
Symbolic Feminist Necklaces
The Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace Symbolizes Female Empowerment
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13
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
These Smart Vests are Turning Stray Dogs into a Neighborhood Watch
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12
Shipping Container Developments
Shipping Container Developments
LA is Developing 84 Units of Affordable Housing
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11
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts
One Shared House 2030 Aims to Find Solutions to the Housing Crisis
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10
Modular Kid-Friendly Playhouses
Modular Kid-Friendly Playhouses
Grimshaw's 'MySpace' Cubby House Lets Kids Design Their Play Space
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9
Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
The World For All Series Sends a Message with Optical Illusions
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8
Equality-Promoting Apparel
Equality-Promoting Apparel
Profits from This New Everlane Collection Will Go Towards the ACLU
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7
Mental Health Self-Assessment Kits
Mental Health Self-Assessment Kits
Mindnosis Helps Users Decide on the Care They Need
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6
Rent-to-Own Housing Projects
Rent-to-Own Housing Projects
Cass Community Social Services Has Completed Six Tiny Homes
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5
Socially Conscious Lifestyle Subscriptions
Socially Conscious Lifestyle Subscriptions
Love Goodly Offers Eco-Friendly Products Monthly
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4
Feminist Activism Apparel
Feminist Activism Apparel
The 'Tory's Angry Uterus Tee' Supports Women's Health Funding
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3
Homeless Shelter Pods
Homeless Shelter Pods
Homes for Hope Works Around Los Angeles' Zoning Laws
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2
Foldable Cardboard Desks
Foldable Cardboard Desks
HaYoung Lee Created This Portable Desk for India's Street Kids
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1
Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Tempohousing Nigeria Repurposes Old Shipping Containers
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