This month, Disability Independence Group was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in the University of Miami’s PhilADthropy event. Run through the School of Communication, PhilADthropy is a 25 hour event where undergraduate students work together in groups under the direction of a team leader from the community in order to provide 16 local nonprofit organizations with free advertising and creative services. As one of the chosen nonprofits, DIG was able to present our team with information and material about our new Animal Partners project which caters to persons with disabilities requiring assistance animals.
Our team, which consisted of eight undergraduate students and their group leader Manny from Sapient Nitro worked tirelessly from the time we briefed them on Friday afternoon until Saturday when they presented us with their finished products. In only a short period of time our team conducted a photo shoot, designed a logo, created a Facebook and twitter page, as well as helped to design a page to be added to our website, all of which will be instrumental in kicking off our Animal Partners project.
We would like to give a special thanks to the University of Miami for choosing us to participate in this truly amazing event as well as our team members, Liying, Erika, Holly, Brooke, Viviana, Alek, Sean, Alex, and Manny for all of their hard and incredible work!