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Charitable Retail Installations

The Bombas & Gap Campaign Consists of a Good Deed-Powered Machine

— December 21, 2015 — Social Good
In collaboration with one-for-one hosiery brand Bombas, this Gap campaign encourages shoppers to perform charitable acts. While some people might be concerned that Christmas has become all about consumerism, the 10 foot tall installation at the clothing company's New York City flagship store encourages people to do small things to help others and bring a little love back to the holiday season.

Created by Red Paper Heart, the Good Deed Machine turns the attention back to giving. The kindness-powered machine hands out charitable missions for those walking by to complete. The Bombas and Gap campaign also benefits homeless shelters, as socks are often in high demand. The interactive display is certainly a timely one this time of year.
Trend Themes
1. Charitable Installations - Redesigning retail spaces to incorporate charitable installations can motivate consumers to engage in charitable acts and boost brand visibility.
2. Kindness-powered Machines - Similar to the Good Deed Machine, devices that encourage users to perform acts of kindness or donate to charity can increase customer engagement and foster goodwill.
3. Collaborative Campaigns - Partnerships between retail brands and charitable organizations can increase social impact and improve brand value through positive associations.
Industry Implications
1. Retail - Integrating charitable installations and devices into retail spaces can provide brands with new opportunities for customer engagement and social impact.
2. Nonprofit - Charitable organizations can leverage collaborative campaigns with retail brands to increase visibility and engagement with their causes and attract new donors.
3. Advertising/marketing - Developing unique campaigns like the Bombas & Gap Good Deed Machine can help advertising and marketing firms differentiate themselves and increase client satisfaction.
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