Carlo Garcia is an intriguing guy. In his words: “My name is Carlo and my mission is to give to charity every day for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference, you only need to be rich in spirit. I may not always be able to give a lot, but I will Give Everyday.” And that’s what his does: give money to a charity every day and chronicle it at Living Philanthropic.
Carlo was one of 8 sparks at UX for Good – innovators who rotated through the design teams to sharpen or unsettle their thinking. Here’s what he wrote about the experience:
“My job was to learn and ask questions to help these top designers and thinkers work out a way to help social good organizations expand their reach. It was a very thought provoking way to spend the day, I was very intrigued and moved by a few of the projects and organizations. One of the groups was focused on creating action plans for CeaseFire, an organization that works to combat violence in Chicago and globally. I was really drawn to their Violence Interrupter program, these are community members who are actively working to stop violence from happening by trying to peacefully resolve conflicts. I sat and listen to Dr. Slutkin briefly tell a story how one Interrupter was able to subdue two possible unrelated conflicts by having the first group help him resolve the second unrelated conflict. It’s truly amazing the power we can have as a community if we step up and take action and work together to stop the unnecessary violence.”