REMAKERS: Reid Realizes a Dream
Warning: helpfulness can be inspiring and contagious. I’ve been hit with the bug since our star designer and PM, Reid Peifer, launched his beautiful new project, REMAKERS.
REMAKERS is a center dedicated to bringing new media to non-profit organizations. As Reid puts it in his mission:
REMAKERS strives to be a resource, sounding board, and source of inspiration to groups and individuals working to make the world a better place.
Besides the massive effort that Reid’s put into building the website, he’s also been hard at work opensourcing the REMAKERS WordPress Theme so that non-profits from all corners of the earth can benefit from his work. Additionally, he’s funding the whole project through the sales of his hand printed shirts and posters (I highly recommend grabbing one while you can… Shane and I are getting the “e is for Elephant shirts“).
Ultimately this project reflects one of Reids great strenghts… helpfulness. With his latest project, Reid transends common consideration to reach the needs of people he’s never met who are suffering grief that he’s never had to bare. Being a creative and passionate character, he has identified a need that he’s ideally suited to fill. Above all, where many dreamers may dream only to awaken to the realities of personal time commitments, Reid’s actually managed to completed his vision.
I find Reid’s drive to build a better world inspiring. This is especially the case because he has found a way to apply his technological prowess as well as his artistic creativity. I look forward to seeing Reid’s dream realized as REMAKERS begins to build a community. You can help by talking to folks at your favorite non-profits and having them sign up: http://theremakers.com/directory/