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Top 90 Social Good Ideas in September

From Anti-War Street Art to Charitable Olympic Donations

— September 25, 2016 — Social Good
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.
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Dramatic History Apps
Dramatic History Apps
This Czech App Brings History to Life In a Striking Manner
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89
Animal Rights Video Games
Animal Rights Video Games
The Game is Based on The Smiths' 1985 Album 'Meat Is Murder'
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88
Pro-Transgender Magic Tricks
Pro-Transgender Magic Tricks
This Comedian Shows Viewers How US Bathroom Laws Don't Make Sense
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87
Juridical Bail-Setting Algorithms
Juridical Bail-Setting Algorithms
San Francisco Courts are Testing an Algorithm to Modernize Bail
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86
Proactive Homeland Security Apps
Proactive Homeland Security Apps
This App Helps Indiana Residents Alert Authorities to Danger
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85
Fiscal Lobbying Apps
Fiscal Lobbying Apps
The WageEngage App Helps Business Owners Fight Minimum Wage Hikes
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84
Olympic Refugee Branding
Olympic Refugee Branding
'The Refugee Nation' Made a Flag and Anthem for the Olympic Refugee Team
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83
Connective Charity Apps
Connective Charity Apps
The Qatar Charity App Helps Streamline Donation-Collection Activities
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82
Police Department Dessert Giveaways
Police Department Dessert Giveaways
Operation Polar Cops Aims to Improve Relations with the Police
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81
Empowering Muslim Campaigns
Empowering Muslim Campaigns
Hijup.com Shows How Women Wearing Hijabs are Fighting Controversy
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80
Crowdsourced Infrastructure Apps
Crowdsourced Infrastructure Apps
This App Helps New Jersey Residents Report Infrastructure Issues
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79
Charitable Olympic Donations
Charitable Olympic Donations
Chefs in the Olympic Village Are Donating Food to the Underprivileged
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78
Accessible Accommodation Sites
Accessible Accommodation Sites
Accomable Helps You Find Disability-Friendly Accommodations
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77
Anti-Police Brutality Campaigns
Anti-Police Brutality Campaigns
Campaign Zero's Star-Studded PSA Addresses US Racial Injustice
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76
Comprehensive Clinic Commercials
Comprehensive Clinic Commercials
The New Planned Parenthood Ad Reveals the Clinic's Many Services
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75
Inconsiderate Donor Ads
Inconsiderate Donor Ads
'Donate Life' Shows Even Rude People Can Save Lives with Organ Donation
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74
Student-Taught College Courses
Student-Taught College Courses
Oberlin's Experimental College Offers Unconventional Classes
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73
Empowering Athlete Campaigns
Empowering Athlete Campaigns
Dove Combats Media Sexism by Exposing How Female Athletes are Covered
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72
Revived Bucket Challenges
Revived Bucket Challenges
Klick is Reinstating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a Twist
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71
Charitable Athlete-Inspired Headphones
Charitable Athlete-Inspired Headphones
AfterShokz Looks to Raise Breast & Ovarian Cancer Awareness
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70
Anti-Poaching Events
Anti-Poaching Events
The L.A. Zoo is Celebrating World Elephant Day 2016 with an Educational Event
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69
Charitable Food Apps
Charitable Food Apps
The 'Got Food?' App Directs Users to Food Banks and Soup Kitchens
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68
Flexible Online Private Schools
Flexible Online Private Schools
'Virtual Learning Academy' Students Equal Peers in Physical School
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67
Charity Whisky Auctions
Charity Whisky Auctions
Master of Malt is Raising Funds for 'Malaria No More UK' with an Auction
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66
Charitable Airplane Meal Donations
Charitable Airplane Meal Donations
OzHarvest Brisbane Collects Untouched Food For Those in Need
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65
Celebratory Mars Rover Games
Celebratory Mars Rover Games
'Mars Rover' is a Cute Simulation of the Curiosity Rover's Mission
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64
Memorial Anti-Bullying Apps
Memorial Anti-Bullying Apps
The 'Amanda' App Makes People Empathetic to the Effects Of Bullying
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63
Anti-Abuse Gift Registries
Anti-Abuse Gift Registries
Myer's 'Give Registry' is a Gift Registry with a Social Good Twist
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62
Robbery-Alerting Apps
Robbery-Alerting Apps
The 'Bank Robbers' App Informs You Of Financial Heists In Your Area
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61
Feminist Presidental Essays
Feminist Presidental Essays
Barack Obama Explained the Damage of Gender Stereotypes for Glamour
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60
Identity-Celebrating Ads
Identity-Celebrating Ads
This Clairol Hair Color Ad Stars Transgender Model Tracey Norman
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59
Activism-Oriented Bots
Activism-Oriented Bots
The StayWokeBot on Twitter Supports the Black Lives Matter Campaign
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58
Child-Focused Entrepreneurial Events
Child-Focused Entrepreneurial Events
'Kid Talks' Inspire Young Attendees to Reach Goals
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57
Weather Anchor-Inspired Burgers
Weather Anchor-Inspired Burgers
Shake Shack's New 'Roker Burger' Honors Al Roker
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56
Accessible Comic Book Stores
Accessible Comic Book Stores
This Online Comic Book Store is Optimized for Blind Customers
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55
Meditative Wildlife Soundscapes
Meditative Wildlife Soundscapes
'The Great Animal Orchestra' Sheds Light on Threatened Wildlife
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54
Charitable Bottled Artwork
Charitable Bottled Artwork
This Artistic Campaign Promotes a Charity and the BFG Movie
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53
Charity Selfie Apps
Charity Selfie Apps
The CR7 Selfie App Lets Users Take Selfies with Cristiano Ronaldo for Charity
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52
Data Social Networks
Data Social Networks
Data.wold is a Collaborative Social Site Specifically for Data Scientists
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51
Karma-Inspired Community Donations
Karma-Inspired Community Donations
The Little Free Pantry is Uniting an Arkansas City With Charity
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50
Campus Beekeeping Programs
Campus Beekeeping Programs
MacEwan University is Raising Bees on Top of Campus Buildings
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49
Homeless-Employing Vans
Homeless-Employing Vans
This Employment Initiative Pays the Homeless to Clean the Community
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48
Terrorism-Tracking Apps
Terrorism-Tracking Apps
This Smartphone App Helps You Defeat Terrorism Through Information-Sharing
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47
Queue-Monitoring Devices
Queue-Monitoring Devices
The Qubie Device Can Track and Display Wait Times at Polling Stations
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46
LGBT Kissing Marathons
LGBT Kissing Marathons
Following a Homophobic Occurrence, a Couple Hosted a Statement-Making Event
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45
Gamified Campus Tours
Gamified Campus Tours
This University Incorporated Pokémon GO into Its Campus Tours
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44
Educational Shark Books
Educational Shark Books
'Smart About Sharks' Teaches Kids and Adults Fun Shark Facts
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43
Apocalyptic Antarctic Apps
Apocalyptic Antarctic Apps
This Interactive Game Spells Out the Plight Of Antarctica's Penguins
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42
Linguistically Derived Translators
Linguistically Derived Translators
The Ludwig Search Engine Helps Users Write English Phrases
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41
Social Media Coding Apps
Social Media Coding Apps
'Vidcode' Teaches Girls to Code by Incorporating Social Media Tropes
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40
Poverty-Inspired Diets
Poverty-Inspired Diets
Jal Gua's Owner Bases Food Offerings on His Experience as a Child Soldier
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39
Anti-Discrimination Apparel Lines
Anti-Discrimination Apparel Lines
Grindr's Varsity Collection Raises Funds for Anti-Discrimination
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38
Reinvigorated Sporting Sites
Reinvigorated Sporting Sites
Nike Partnered with the City of Rio to Revitalize Sports Programs
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37
Green Urban Planning Games
Green Urban Planning Games
Urban Climate Architect Lets Players Build and Protect Their City
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36
Replaced Gun Emojis
Replaced Gun Emojis
Following Recent Gun Violence Issues, Apple is Opting for a Water Gun Emoji
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35
Coffee Shop Adoption Initiatives
Coffee Shop Adoption Initiatives
The Kitsap Humane Society is Taking Adoptable Dogs to Starbucks
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34
Anime Charity Stickers
Anime Charity Stickers
'Line' Released Pokémon-Themed Stickers and All the Proceeds Go to Charity
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33
Theological Debate Apps
Theological Debate Apps
The Atheos App Helps Atheist Debate God's Existence With Believers
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32
Charitable Travel Platforms
Charitable Travel Platforms
'Kind Traveler' is a Booking Platform That Supports Local Causes
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31
Anti-Abuse Beer Ads
Anti-Abuse Beer Ads
'Cerveza Tecate' Defines Men By How They Treat Women in This Commercial
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30
Female-Only Bike Clubs
Female-Only Bike Clubs
The 'Bad Girls Bike Club' is a Safe Space for Women to Learn About Cycling
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29
Rubber Duck Races
Rubber Duck Races
The 'Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby' Fundraises for the Special Olympics Illinois
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28
Environmentally Focused Artworks
Environmentally Focused Artworks
'Beyond Form' Criticizes the Global Response to Climate Change
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27
Protesting Art Installations
Protesting Art Installations
'Hypotopia' is a Model City in Protest of a Major Bank's Bailout
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26
Augmented Reality History Apps
Augmented Reality History Apps
This Pokemon Go-Inspired App Helps You Get To Know Moscow
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25
Educational VR Mapping Games
Educational VR Mapping Games
'Verne: The Himalayas' Teaches Kids About the Eastern Mountain Range
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24
Charitable Special-Edition Beers
Charitable Special-Edition Beers
The Lola Beer Was Designed to Raise Cancer Awareness and Funds
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23
Anti-Extremist Web Content
Anti-Extremist Web Content
AverageMohamed's Social Media 'Counter-Narratives' Can Fight Hate
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22
Conflict Awareness Cafes
Conflict Awareness Cafes
International Alert's 'Conflict Cafe' Explores Lebanon and Sri Lanka
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21
Portable Rescue Backpacks
Portable Rescue Backpacks
This Backpack Could Be Life-Saving for Those Who Partake in Risky Sports
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20
Heart-Wrenching Animal Abandonment Ads
Heart-Wrenching Animal Abandonment Ads
Havas Genève Shows Why Pets are Often Left Forgotten
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19
Body Positive Athlete Illustrations
Body Positive Athlete Illustrations
Wendy Fox Draws Female Athletes to Show Different Body Types
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18
Anti-Poaching Vessels
Anti-Poaching Vessels
Sea Shepherd's Mighty 'Ocean Warrior' Will Prevent Illegal Fishing
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17
Social Good Snack Clusters
Social Good Snack Clusters
Project 7's 'Good Squared' Promotes Good Health and World Change
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16
Climate Change Video Games
Climate Change Video Games
'ECO' is an Environmental Game for Children by Strange Loop Games
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15
Culture-Connecting Kiosks
Culture-Connecting Kiosks
The American Museum of Natural History Uses Digital Totems to Share Data
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14
Water Crisis VR Films
Water Crisis VR Films
charity: water's Virtual Reality Event Tells a Powerful Story About Water
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13
Social Good Selfie Walls
Social Good Selfie Walls
Cadillac Fairview is Launching 'Pledge Walls' for Back-to-School Season
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12
Body Positive Fashion Editorials
Body Positive Fashion Editorials
Liz Black Shows Off Garments with Sample Size Measurements
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11
Aromatic Fairtrade Chocolates
Aromatic Fairtrade Chocolates
These Ethical Chocolate Bars Come in Three New Gourmet Flavors
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10
Body Positive Movement Hashtags
Body Positive Movement Hashtags
A Plus-Size Blogger Got Women to Embrace their Shape on Twitter
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9
Megastructure Shanty Towns
Megastructure Shanty Towns
Designer Olalekan Jeyifous Imagines Poverty-Stricken High-Rise Towers
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8
Parody Pop Ads
Parody Pop Ads
In Reference to a Cindy Crawford Pepsi Ad, 'SumOfUs' Reveals the Brand's Eco Damage
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7
Slow Fashion Online Stores
Slow Fashion Online Stores
This Slow Fashion Shop Focuses on Sustainability and Fair Trade
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6
Candy-Themed Coding Games
Candy-Themed Coding Games
The 'Glicode' App is Pocky's Attempt to Teach Kids about Coding
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5
Anti-War Street Art
Anti-War Street Art
An Artist Painted a Haunting Image of an Injured Syrian Boy
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4
Elevated Native Forests
Elevated Native Forests
'Hanging Meadows' Would Reclaim the NY State Pavilion as a Natural Museum
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3
Fashionable Feminist Pins
Fashionable Feminist Pins
The 'Wildfang x I Am That Girl' Collection Celebrates Female Empowerment
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2
Anti-Body Shaming Letters
Anti-Body Shaming Letters
Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Speaks Out in an Essay for 'Lenny Letter'
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1
Social Public Restrooms
Social Public Restrooms
Rohan Chavan's 'The Light Box Restroom for Women' is a Safe Space
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