You Won’t Die Alone

Hospice ADVENA is a care facility for terminally ill people of 18 years or older. Hospices in Germany do not receive state subsidies, and this is why ADVENA depends on collecting monthly donations to continue to exist. This year, the hospice celebrates its 18th birthday, making it count among the oldest hospices in Leipzig. This year’s anniversary campaign “You won’t die alone” is designed to raise awareness for the hard work of the hospice.

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Spreadshirt’s Running Team Put Haters In Their Place

Spreadshirt’s running team laid down a marker against hate and discrimination at Leipzig’s annual company run. Coinciding with International T-Shirt Day on June 21st, it was a perfect occasion to wear running t-shirts taking an unequivocal stand. Some 60 runners had their shirts adorned with big letters and creative slogans to compete in the race against bullying, racism and hate online.

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Bringing Hope and Change to a Small School in Rural Pakistan

Part of a larger Hospital project, the Pakistani primary school originated in 2011 to provide quality education at primary level to the children of hospital staff and minority communities. The area they live in has some of the lowest literacy levels in Pakistan – less than 33% of the children in year 5 are able to read a full sentence (ACER Pakistan, 2015). The entire population has a literacy rate of 38%, which clearly indicates the need of improved education

The English-medium school currently has some 50 students, 7 teachers and a classroom assistant to support children with an illiterate background initially. It is estimated that about 50% of the children attending the school belong to the first generation of their family to receive any education at all. While the children’s families pay nominal tuition fees, the school relies on donations from abroad in order to keep going – most of these come from one single foundation. Thanks to their generous donations, the school can provide an ever-improving standard of education at a low cost.

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Who Am I?

Who Am I? Was founded in 2017 by Christopher Woodward and Emilie Travers who are both acting as advocates for dementia. They organise a variety of fundraising activities and awareness evenings in order to raise money for the charity Dementia UK and bring about awareness of dementia.

Spreadshirt supported the two with t-shirts so that they are properly equipped for their fundraising activities. One of their events are coffee mornings where people can come along and chat to share their stories. Chris sand Emily help people by giving them valuable information and important phone numbers should they need any help. The two friends volunteered to set up this group and they have a lot of passion but nevertheless they are always looking for people to help and join in with their projects.

Lovers gonna Love

The internet and social networks offer us the possibility to create, publish, distribute and consume media content, fostering a space of participation, engagement and self-expression. At the same time, social networks are increasingly prone to produce hate speech and human rights violations. The No Hate Speech Movement aims at raising awareness for this issue, but also supports targeted individuals and offers help to counter hate speech online.

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Women for Coding

Django Girls Leipzig is a branch of the worldwide Django Girls initiative. It’s devoted to introducing women without prior experience in coding to the world of IT while increasing gender diversity. Modern technology is for everybody, so it’s only logically consistent that everybody should be able to create it. That’s why Django Girls want to give women an opportunity to learn how to code and build websites.

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The Place to Be for your Design

Design can take on many different shapes and formats. Think of a concert poster, smart print on a T-shirt, a  cool typography font or a tailor-made suit. Then there’s minimal Bauhaus architecture or handcrafted porcelain – but what do all the creators of design have in common? They met up at Designers’ Open in Leipzig for a big design powwow.

Designers' Open

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1st agiLe Barcamp in Leipzig

The SpinLab –a breeding ground for many start-up companies in Leipzig –  turned into a platform of agility for one full day on 24 September. More than 120 people showed up for the 1st agiLe Barcamp in Leipzig, discussing buzzing topics like Scrum, Lean, Kanban and Design Thinking. Spreadshirt was one of the main sponsors and supported the event with 120 tote bags and T-Shirts while helping with the design creation. The idea was to support and promote the city of Leipzig in becoming a more visible and popular IT location, a hotspot for agile topics in Eastern Germany apart from Berlin.

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Tajik Rallye – One of the last big Adventures

Imagine you get yourself a car that your grandmother would have driven back in her day, pimp it with rally stripes (for extra power!), pack three pairs of pants and five pair of socks, and then ask your best mate to join you – sounds a bit off kilter, right? Add a big desert, wild rivers without bridges and tricky mountain passes reaching altitudes of 15,000 feet and more to the mix, and it may turn out to be just the craziest thing you’ve ever done: the Tajik Rally adventure, one of the last big challenges the world holds in store for us.

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