Many of us who toil and have toiled in this business of advertising often wonder from time to time if there is something more fulfilling we can do with our lives. After all, creating ads for shit people don’t need or want just to win a Lion can get disheartening after a while.
Oh sure, we engage in the creation of pro-bono PSAs and donate our time and money to worthy causes but most of us never truly give up the desire to stroll along Le Croisette in Cannes or drink magnums of Rose on the Carlton Terrace.
Precious few truly follow their dreams but Stephanie Price is one such advertising professional who decided life as a copywriter at Y&R just wasn’t enough to fulfill her ambitions. So she left and headed to Haiti to help earthquake survivors.
At first she just volunteered for a few months and returned to work. But something inside of her nagged and beckoned. So recently she quit hear job at Y&R, returned to Haiti and is working with a school teaching English to Haitian children.
The school, English in Mind Institute, was funded by a British organization but that organization recently pulled out. So Stephanie has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $10,000 for the school so it can stay open through the end of the 2013 school year.
While you may not want to quit your job and teach English to Haitians, you can certainly consider donating to this cause in lieu of yet another bottle of Rose in Cannes next year.