September Newsletter – UTW’s 11th Anniversary

YIPPEE! UTWNOW TURNED ELEVEN!

Eleven years of Unfuckery

September 11 marked the 11th anniversary of Unfuck The World. And we have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Not only have we been selling Unfuck The World t-shirts ever since, donating the proceeds to selected charities. Since 2013, we have also been organizing the annual Unfuck The World Day, inspiring people around the globe to take positive, local action. And we are looking forward to the next eleven years.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN UTW MERCH!

To thank you all for your continuous support, we are doing weekly give-aways all month long. Each week, we will ask a different question on our Facebook page, and the first one commenting with the correct answer wins. It’s that simple. Give-aways include authentic Unfuck The World t-shirts, sticker packs and other goodies.


UNSHELTERED VI

Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth and Young Adults

Our very own non-profit, A Million Dropsis proud to present Unsheltered VI – Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth and Young Adults. For the sixth time since the show’s conception in 2015, we have been able to gather an eclectic group of young artists, some living in shelters or couch surfing, others sleeping in tents or cars. While their backgrounds are as diverse as their styles, they have one thing in common: their talent and desire to express themselves through art.

For Unsheltered VI, prestigious celebrity hair salon Ramos Carreon will be opening its doors to host the show. Owners Robert Ramos and Philip Carreon are excited to provide this incredible opportunity to the young artists to share their works with you.

When: Saturday, September 30, 7 – 10 pm

Where: Ramos Carreon, 7402 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Colorful and exciting, original art • Music by New York DJ Cherish The Luv • Free Bar

For more information and to join, please visit the Unsheltered VI event page on Facebook.

All proceeds from this show will go to the artists and towards art supplies.

 


 

Join Us!

If you are in the L.A. area and would like to support us – either as a volunteer, or by donating needed items – please contact us here.

 

Support Unfuck The World

If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support us with organizing our positive local actions, please go here. Donations will be received by our non-profit, A Million Drops, an L.A. based 501(c)3. We couldn’t do it without your help, and we appreciate every penny.

For stories and pictures from the global events on UTW Day 2017, please visit our home page!

Read this newsletter on the UTWnow website…


What does Unfuck The World mean to you? If you or someone you know are doing something to make this world a little better, please share it with us here.

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August Newsletter – Big UTW T-Shirts Sale

Big Sale

T-Shirts, T-Shirts, T-Shirts …

 

Help! Our storage space is bursting at the seems with donations. Crates and boxes filled with items we receive for our homeless youth outreach work – toiletries, socks, sleeping bags, backpacks, used clothes and more – have taken over.

 

We need to make room! That’s why we decided to have a big t-shirts sale. Starting today, Men’s Unfuck The World t-shirts in Navy and Royal Blue will be available for only $16.95 plus shipping (and tax, if applicable).                         

That’s $5 less than the regular price! And we will still donate towards the non-profit you select!

Visit our web store and get yours while supplies lasts. As always, part of the proceeds goes towards selected charities and part will help us organize UTW’s positive local actions.

 

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Unfuck The World Day 2017 Los Angeles

Making a difference – A short summary in pictures

 

Many of the men who live at 2nd Chance for Sobriety joined our team of volunteers on Unfuck The World Day 2017 and helped giving the place a complete make-over

 

Before and after pictures, showing the amazing transformation that took place

 

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Care Packages For Homeless Youth

The UTW team and DJ Cherish The Luv shop at Whole Foods

 

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Join Us!

If you are in the L.A. area and would like to support us – either as a volunteer, or by donating needed items – please contact us here.

 

Support Unfuck The World

If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support us with organizing our positive local actions, please go here. Donations will be received by our non-profit, A Million Drops, an L.A. based 501(c)3. We couldn’t do it without your help, and we appreciate every penny.

For stories and pictures from the global events on UTW Day 2017, please visit our home page!

Read this newsletter on the UTWnow website…


What does Unfuck The World mean to you? If you or someone you know are doing something to make this world a little better, please share it with us here.

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June Newsletter – UTW Day 2017

This year’s UTW Day event at the L.A. Headquarters

On UTW Day 2017,  the UTW L.A. team practiced what Unfuck The World stands for: Positive. Local. Action. We gave a make-over to 2nd Chance For Sobriety, a sober living house in Los Angeles.

Seventy men ages 20 to 45 live at 2nd Chance, most of them by court order, all for drug related charges. Our goal was to beautify three areas: the Visitation Room, the Dining Area and the Back Yard. Leading up to UTW Day, our team spent weeks planning, fund raising and asking for help with needed items and materials.

Visitation Room: Before

Dining Area: Before

Back Yard: Before

Individuals and companies supported the project with monetary and in-kind donations.

On UTW Day, team members, volunteers, residents of 2nd Chance worked tirelessly, and together, we were able to completely transform the space.

Dining Area: After

Visitation Room: After

Back Yard: After

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Support UTWnow!

We could not do it without your help! If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support our positive local actions, please go here. Donations are handled by our non-profit, A Million Drops, an official 501(c)3. To help us with in-kind donations, please contact us here. Thank you for your support!

For more stories and pictures from the global events on UTW Day 2017, please visit our home page!

Read this newsletter on the UTWnow website…

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May Newsletter – Recharging the batteries in Ecuador

Recharging the batteries

We live in a crazy busy world. Our minds never slow down, we are used to doing three things at the same time, and when we get too stressed out, accidents happen or we become sick. That is why, with just a few weeks left until the 5th Annual Unfuck The World Day, UTW creator Maike is taking a vacation. You may think that sounds crazy with so much still to do, but often, stepping back from a project for a while will lead to being more productive in the long run.

“I am currently in Ecuador, recharging the batteries. Here, time moves slower, people seem to appreciate life more than we do in the USA. I wonder, is that because they have less? Back home, we take so much for granted. Everything is available at the snap of a finger. But are we content? We never seem to be happy in the moment, always wanting more.”

UTW creator Maike with two of the kids

“I was lucky to be invited to visit Santa Maria de la Esperanza, an orphanage/foster house near Montañita, a small cluster of buildings nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The place is home to sixty children. They live there in the care of five women who have dedicated their lives to being “tías’. The kids’ ages range from three months to seventeen years; they have all experienced severe mental and/or physical abuse.”

Santa Maria de la Esperanza

“When I went the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect.Would they be reserved towards me, a stranger? Would I see sadness and fear in the children’s eyes? I couldn’t have been farther from the truth. I don’t think I have ever experienced more love and joy. I barely stepped into the beautiful courtyard, when I already had kids all over me. One little boy literally jump into my arms, directing me around  and telling me stories. The fact that my Spanish is basic didn’t seem to matter. I met the staff, consisting of the tías, a cook and two child therapists, and all the children, and each one welcomed me with a big smile and a hug.”

Celebrating one of the girls’ birthday

“I’ve been back several times since, attending one of their weekly music classes and a birthday party. I got the chance to get to know the kids a little better, and all I can say is that these children are happy and full of hope for the future. And without talking about it, they are teaching me to be content and appreciate the moment.”

Perhaps this has made you think about wanting to support a foster child in your area. There are many ways to do that, i.e. by being a mentor. Please reach out to local organizations to find out more. In the USA, you can visit the Foster Coalition’s website.

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Support the Movement

We could not do it without your help! If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support our positive local action, please go here. Donations are handled by our non-profit, A Million Drops, an official 501(c)3. To help us with in-kind donations, please contact us here. Thank you for your support!

For stories and pictures from the global events on UTW Day 2016, please visit our home page!

Read this newsletter on the UTWnow website…


What does Unfuck The World mean to you? If you or someone you know are doing something to make this world a little better, please share it with us here.

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