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Top 85 Social Good Ideas in August

From Gamified Election Apps to Social Activism T-Shirts

— August 27, 2016 — Social Good
In light of recent events, the August 2016 social good trends reveal a intense focus on issues surrounding politics and social justice. From apps that encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential edition to T-shirts that draw attention to racial injustice, it is clear that consumers are increasingly looking for ways to make their views heard.

With the US election only months away, there has been a growing push to ensure that all eligible voters are aware of the most pressing issues. One example of a tool being used to fight political apathy is the Hillary 2016 app, which encourages passive Hillary Clinton supporters to have more of an impact through gamified rewards. Another example is Planting Peace's controversial anti-homophobia ad, which draws attention to the stance the Republican party has taken towards the LGBT community.

As the August 2016 social good trends reveal, another issue that has risen to the forefront of the public consciousness is that of police brutality. One organization taking a stand against this issue is the American Civil Liberties Union, which created a mobile app that helps civilians hold police accountable. Another example is GLOSSRAGS' 'And Counting' shirts, which list the names of the men killed in recent police shootings.
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Specialized School District Apps
Specialized School District Apps
This App Connects People Vested In the Abilene School District
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82
Empowering Clothing Drives
Empowering Clothing Drives
The Bay Street Suit Challenge Promotes Economic Independence Of Women
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81
Inclusive Patriotic Campaigns
Inclusive Patriotic Campaigns
'We Are America' Allows John Cena to Explain What Being American Is
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80
Charitable Marathon Sponsorships
Charitable Marathon Sponsorships
The Great India Run's Apparel Needs Are Supported By Adidas
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79
Charitable Beach Cleanups
Charitable Beach Cleanups
The Mandela Day Full Moon Beach Walk is a Nighttime Beach Cleanup Event
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78
Charitable Coffeehouse Initiatives
Charitable Coffeehouse Initiatives
Starbucks' Food Donation Program Converts Waste to Nourishment
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77
Youth-Focused Pride Events
Youth-Focused Pride Events
The Fruit Loopz Event Celebrates Queer and Trans Youth in Toronto
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76
Child-Centric Chemistry Apps
Child-Centric Chemistry Apps
The Happy Atom App Helps Foster a Passion For Chemistry
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75
Pride-Inclusive Action Games
Pride-Inclusive Action Games
Stockholm Pride Added a Rainbow-Filled Parade to GTA 5
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74
Multilingual Texting Apps
Multilingual Texting Apps
The FirstVoices Chat App Lets You Text In Indigenous American Languages
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73
Manure-Made Textiles
Manure-Made Textiles
Jalila Essaïdi Shows That Manure Use in Design is Nearly Limitless
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72
Animal-Protecting Condoms
Animal-Protecting Condoms
PETA Worked to Combat Animal Hunting with a Facetious Line of Condoms
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71
Competitive Charitable Campaigns
Competitive Charitable Campaigns
Starbucks' #RedCupCheer Program Lets Charities Compete For Grants
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70
Crowdsourced Crisis-Mapping Apps
Crowdsourced Crisis-Mapping Apps
The MapSwipe App Helps Users Map Crisis Areas & Help Aid Workers
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69
Transgender Equality Campaigns
Transgender Equality Campaigns
This Ad About Restroom Laws Was Made to Run During Trump's Speech
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68
Comprehensive E-Book Apps
Comprehensive E-Book Apps
The SimplyE App Includes 300,000 Titles From the New York Public Library
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67
Trans-Positive Sports Collections
Trans-Positive Sports Collections
H & M Released a Video for Its 'Every Victory' Collection
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66
Streamlined School Supply Drives
Streamlined School Supply Drives
Clorox's Charitable Drive Aims to Support School Supply Shopping
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65
Idenity-Exposing Campaigns
Idenity-Exposing Campaigns
Cifa Showed the Importance of Taking Fraud Prevention Measures
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64
Cyberbully Time-Outs
Cyberbully Time-Outs
YouTube Won't Let Malicious Users Pass Its Video Ads with 'Skip the Bully'
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63
Wildlife Protection Simulators
Wildlife Protection Simulators
WWF's Newest Tiger Conservation Campaign Leverages Virtual Reality
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62
Poverty-Combating Non-Profits
Poverty-Combating Non-Profits
Friends of the Children Combats the Cycle of Generational Poverty
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61
Visionary Conservation Campaigns
Visionary Conservation Campaigns
Conservationists are Drawing Eyes on Cattle to Scare Predators
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60
Activist Music Videos
Activist Music Videos
Project Everyone Remade a Spice Girls Music Video for Women's Rights
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59
Female Physician Telemedicine Platforms
Female Physician Telemedicine Platforms
DoctHERS Connects Home-Based Doctors with Patients in Need
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58
Distracted Pedestrian-Warning Apps
Distracted Pedestrian-Warning Apps
The 'Look Up' App Warns Pedestrians Of Upcoming Intersections
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57
Fashionable Hospital Gowns
Fashionable Hospital Gowns
Rethink and Starlight Canada Design Custom Gowns for Sick Teens
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56
Muslim-Friendly Steakhouse Menus
Muslim-Friendly Steakhouse Menus
This Brazilian Steakhouse's Menu Includes Halal Filet Mignon
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55
Peace-Inspiring Flash Mobs
Peace-Inspiring Flash Mobs
The Ave Maria Flash Mob Discourages the Spread of Violence
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54
Islamic Storytelling Apps
Islamic Storytelling Apps
The Sira App Educates Children On the Life Of Prophet Mohammed
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53
Mobile Micro Courses
Mobile Micro Courses
Mimo Teaches You Computer Science Skills During Your Commute and Down Time
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52
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals
The Games for Change Festival Links Gaming With Social Good
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51
Police-Policing Apps
Police-Policing Apps
The Mobile Justice App Helps Civilians Hold Police Accountable
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50
Story-Rewinding Games
Story-Rewinding Games
Episodic Video Game Life is Strange Lets Players Affect Previous Events
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49
Political Anti-Homophobia Ads
Political Anti-Homophobia Ads
Planting Peace's Billboard Shows Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Kissing
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48
Mystery Summer Menus
Mystery Summer Menus
Co-Op is Giving Out Secret Dishes from an 'Unpredictable Summer Menu'
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47
Child-Centric Coding Apps
Child-Centric Coding Apps
The GoldieBlox App Aims to Teach Coding Skills to Young Children
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46
Leftover Food-Collection Apps
Leftover Food-Collection Apps
This App Focuses On Food Waste Prevention in Philadelphia
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45
Veteran Tech Camps
Veteran Tech Camps
VETT is Empowering Veterans By Providing Technology Education and Support
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44
Bulletproof Fashion Collections
Bulletproof Fashion Collections
This Bulletproof Clothing Raises Awareness for Gun Control Laws
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43
Domed Emergency Hoods
Domed Emergency Hoods
This Mobile Fashion Store Functions as a Statement on Safety
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42
Educational Modding Startups
Educational Modding Startups
The Code Kingdoms Startup Offers Minecraft Modding Tutorials
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41
Minesweeping Hexacopter Drones
Minesweeping Hexacopter Drones
The Kafon Drone Can Clear Minefields With Unprecedented Accuracy
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40
Affordable Upcycled Libraries
Affordable Upcycled Libraries
This Indonesian Library Uses Ice Cream Tubs to Form Its Walls
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39
Celebrity-Infused Social Activism
Celebrity-Infused Social Activism
We Are the Movement Enlists Stars to Speak On Racial Injustice
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38
Hearing Impairment Safety Devices
Hearing Impairment Safety Devices
The SoundSense Alerts the Hearing Impaired in Emergencies
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37
Accent-Ameliorating Chat Bots
Accent-Ameliorating Chat Bots
ELSA is a Virtual Pronunciation Coach and Mobile App for Accents
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36
Stigma-Breaking Escort Operas
Stigma-Breaking Escort Operas
This Opera Fights Damaging Stereotypes for Sex Worker Rights
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35
Charitable Virtual Gardens
Charitable Virtual Gardens
Cancer Research UK Celebrates Its Supporters with a VR Flower Garden
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34
Literary Art Trails
Literary Art Trails
The BFG 100th Anniversary is Celebrated with a Celebrity Dream Jar Project
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33
Social Good Mobile Games
Social Good Mobile Games
This Digital Game is Based on the Work of Doctors Without Borders
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32
Athletic Female Empowerment Ads
Athletic Female Empowerment Ads
Nike's New Ad Features an All-Female Cast of Indian Athletes
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31
Elevated Micro-Libraries
Elevated Micro-Libraries
This Library is Made up Up Ice Cream Cartons
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30
Tactile Graphic Novels
Tactile Graphic Novels
This Comic Book Artist Created Tactile Graphics for the Visually Impaired
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29
Homelessness Photo Series
Homelessness Photo Series
'Through Our Eyes' Documents the Daily Lives of the Homeless
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28
Charitable Promotion Pranks
Charitable Promotion Pranks
Matt Damon Raised Money for Safe Water and Sanitation Efforts
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27
Disabled Drone Pilot Programs
Disabled Drone Pilot Programs
LADAPT Fights Discrimination of Disabled People with Job Training
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26
Political Chain Store T-Shirts
Political Chain Store T-Shirts
These Political T-Shirts Make a Statement Against Donald Trump
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25
LGBT Support Rings
LGBT Support Rings
This Ring Was Designed in Response to Homophobia in Romania
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24
Charitable Giraffe Emojis
Charitable Giraffe Emojis
'Gretta Grace' is Raising Awareness for Animal Extinction with Emojis
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23
Intelligence-Increasing Illustrations
Intelligence-Increasing Illustrations
These Drawings Feature Tips on How to Improve Intelligence
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22
Modest Muslim Sportswear
Modest Muslim Sportswear
The Gerak Plus Label Offers Modest Apparel for Active Muslim Women
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21
Social Activism T-Shirts
Social Activism T-Shirts
The 'And Counting' T-Shirts by GLOSSRAGS Protest Against Racial Injustice
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20
Filmic Bee Hotels
Filmic Bee Hotels
This Bee Home is Designed After Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel
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19
Unobtainable Body Parodies
Unobtainable Body Parodies
Buzzfeed Shows Men Trying to Fit into the Ideal Female Body Image
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18
Trafficking-Combatting Photo Apps
Trafficking-Combatting Photo Apps
TraffickCam is Asking Travellers to Fight Sex Trafficking
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17
Affordable Single Housing Units
Affordable Single Housing Units
Alexander Gorlin Designed a Building for Single Low-Income Tenants
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16
Socially Conscious Installations
Socially Conscious Installations
Ai Weiwei's Art Uses Life Jackets to Address the Refugee Crisis
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15
Educational Flashcard Apps
Educational Flashcard Apps
Tinycards Expands on the Concept of Flashcards by Making Them Digital
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14
Educational Jewelry Initiatives
Educational Jewelry Initiatives
Tiffany & Co's 'Keys for a Cause' Initiative Empowers Saudi Women
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13
Eco-Friendly Card Games
Eco-Friendly Card Games
'Go Eco' Teaches Players About Conserving the Environment
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12
Hunger-Combating Jewelry
Hunger-Combating Jewelry
This Charitable Initiative Trades Jewelry for Food
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11
Social Good Hotels
Social Good Hotels
Every Facet of 'The Purpose Hotel' Supports Meaningful Causes in the World
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10
Body Image Photo Campaigns
Body Image Photo Campaigns
A Student Created Photos That Magnify Body Image Issues that Girls Face
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9
Natural Affordable Housing Concepts
Natural Affordable Housing Concepts
This Design Hopes to Change the Way Social Housing is Viewed
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8
Body Positive Social Efforts
Body Positive Social Efforts
Nike Women is Promoting Relatable Instagram Models in Recent Posts
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7
Eco-Building Tool Kits
Eco-Building Tool Kits
This Tool Kit Makes the Construction of Green Homes Simple
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6
Lighthearted Anxiety Illustrations
Lighthearted Anxiety Illustrations
This Artist Shows the Emotions That Come with Anxiety Problems
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5
Satirical Award Show Campaigns
Satirical Award Show Campaigns
This SatirAd Points Out The Narcissistic Nature of Award Ceremonies
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4
Easy-Build Wooden Homes
Easy-Build Wooden Homes
This Pine Wood Home Only Took Ten Days To Build
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3
Celebrity Parody Cancer Campaigns
Celebrity Parody Cancer Campaigns
A Doctor is Recreating Celebrity Photos for 'Dry July Campaign'
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2
Reversible Homeless Shelters
Reversible Homeless Shelters
The WeatherHyde is a Fully Insulated Shelter Built for All Seasons
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Disability-Conscious Cookware
Disability-Conscious Cookware
The 'Oneware' Series Makes Cooking a One-Handed Task
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