The Brightside

What happens when people are given $250 and a Flip camera... no strings attached! Will they turn this into a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?

The BrightSide Project has partnered with TGO.tv in our vision to brighten the world one micro-act at a time! We'll ask the Brightside Community one intriguing question... selected from your creative and inspiring answers SOMEONE will win a Golden Opportunity (including a $250 cash card and Flip camera) and the chance to become a micro-activist! So take micro-action right now by posting your best idea, then get your friends, family and the community to vote so you can win your own Golden Opportunity!


Sample Videos

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A Golden Op...TabulaRasa

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The Lucky Penny...Amanda


This week's question: How would you 'give' time, resources and creativity this holiday season if you won a Golden Opportunity?

Post your best idea below and get your friends, family and the community to vote so you can win!

Share the Warmth this Cold Winter...— Posted by Fake on 2010-12-10

I live near Washington, DC and if given the opportunity I would crochet scarves and blankets for homeless shelters in the area. Read More
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Building up a community...— Posted by AEdgell on 2010-12-03

I'm in LOVE with a community tucked away in the Dallas city limits. I spend my Mondays loving on the diverse community, eagerly teaching our immigrants and refugees the English this country demands they know. The reality is that these are a people wh.. Read More
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Show the Happiness of Sharing a Can...— Posted by PeggyG on 2010-12-16

We forgot the simple act of sharing . Most of us are so busy with our lives that we don't see the people in need of a little kindness . We all have way too much and giving or sharing a small part of our lives would make all the difference in the worl.. Read More
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Helping Each Other: Matching People...— Posted by EmmaP on 2010-12-14

The Quick Version: The Helping Each Other project will hire 5 women in need of income to do 1-2 hours of work for a female senior citizen who needs help at home. ********************************************************************************P.. Read More
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paying it forward...— Posted by CourtneyT on 2010-12-10

i have a friend who recently had a baby, and is now a single mother. this friend works daily at a bookstore and is also going to school full time. she is completely overwhelmed right now and could REALLY use a helping hand. I know that $250 dollars d.. Read More
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What does unemployment look like...— Posted by Kellym on 2010-12-11

Capture what it is like to be unemployed: unemployment offices, calender shots, the people behind unemployment efforts, employment agencies, children, other areas that have impact....put faces to the situation. It is a number on a chart and yet i.. Read More
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Student in the Community...— Posted by AlisonS on 2010-12-10

I teach fifth grade in a low socially-economic community in Vermont. I would use this money to help motivate my students with research projects and community responsibiity. We have several community based organizations that could use this money. I.. Read More
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Greener earth...— Posted by lataeveab on 2010-12-10

Given the time and resources I would post signs around my niegborhood inspiring people to recycle there wrapping paper, packages and increase bottles this holiday season. We could post extra recycling bins on each corner and recycle the bottles ourse.. Read More
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micro

noun: The emergence of individuals choosing to take small-scale action (s) intended to achieve a personal and/or social goal, resulting in a large-scale impact or ripple effect.