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The Media Sandbox Street Team began working with nonprofit organizations and documenting their experiences a few years ago. This past spring, the team of students volunteered to work with charities in the mid-Michigan area. They mentored homeless youth in Lansing with "Pictures of Hope," an organization that encourages children to find and express themselves through photography.

The team used their talents in graphic design, photography, and more to promote awareness through a social media campaign.

"On behalf of the team, we hope that people see just how easy it is to volunteer their time," said Advertising senior Eric Schwartz, who worked on production and design of the film. "Sometimes it’s scary to put yourself out there in order to help someone you don’t know, but it doesn’t take money or experience to be of help to someone – you just have to be yourself."