Thanks to you, friends around the globe, we reached our goal! More than 100 Hammock T-shirt photos have been uploaded to the Hammock T-shirt map. (Including the one above from some of our friends at the DAR in Washington, DC.) You know what that means—you’ve helped us meet our goal of donating 20 laptops to the One Laptop Per Child Foundation.
For 16 years we’ve designed an annual Hammock T-shirt to give to our friends. In 2008, we decided to experiment with a crazy new idea—figuring out how we could make T-shirts, a little interactive collaborative media and a social cause work together. Happily, we discovered that it wasn’t that hard to do—and more rewarding than we could have imagined.
We simply used the Google Maps API to create our mashup map, asked our friends to upload a picture wearing their Hammock T and then donated one laptop for every five photos uploaded. Then voila—our wonderful friends took it from there, sending in amazing photos of themselves at work, at play and in sometimes freezing or rain-forest temps, all in a quest to give laptops to kids who really need them. What’s better than that?
Thanks again for taking time out to participate—we hope you had fun! Check back later in the year for our plans for next year’s T-shirt.
Haven’t posted your photo yet? Upload your photo here. We’ve met out goal but we still want to keep adding our friends to our map. We’ve got a few extra T-shirts left, so if you have an exotic or special place you’d like to add to this map, email us (including your size) and we’ll try our best to get one to you. Check back often and watch the map grow.