October 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
The Do Good Bus, a transportable community service venture, continues to be a part of Foster the People’s fall “Foster The Future” tour. The Do Good Bus has been accompanying the band in each city on its sold-out tour and taking 30 fans from each city to a mystery location to complete a community service project for a local charity. Following Do Good Bus tradition, all of the projects and service locations remain secret until the Do Good Bus arrives on the project site.
“Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don’t volunteer because they don’t know where to start,” said Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster the People. "When we first started the band our main focus, besides music, was to do something that would help people. We didn't have any specific cause in mind, but we knew we wanted to get involved in charity work. The Do Good Bus is perfect because we'll do something different every day that will match the needs of the city we're in. It's a great way to show people how to volunteer and will hopefully inspire them to continue volunteering where they live.”
The Do Good Bus’ cross-country tour is working with Foster the People to inspire volunteerism and “do good” by raising awareness for the many local organizations around the country that work hard every day to improve the lives of people in their cities and the wellbeing of their communities.
In the weeks leading up to the tour, Foster the People fans applied online for spots on the Do Good Bus. As part of their applications, volunteers explained what community means to them. They also nominated organizations in their cities as potential service projects. The Do Good Bus staff then spoke with the nominated organizations to determine which were most in need of 30 enthusiastic volunteers.
“We want to provide first-time volunteer experiences, encourage seasoned volunteers to lead projects to engage their peers and inspire people who never volunteered to try it on their own,” said Rebecca Pontius, co-founder of the Do Good Bus.
ABOUT THE DO GOOD BUS
The Do Good Bus promises altruistic adventurism to a bus full of passengers by taking them to a mystery volunteer activity where they will help a local cause in a fun and social environment. During each ride, The Do Good Bus strives to create awareness for local causes, create community among its passengers and encourage ongoing support for causes it visits. For more information, please visit www.dogoodbus.com and follow The Do Good Bus on Twitter at twitter.com/DoGoodBus.
ABOUT FOSTER THE PEOPLE
Los Angeles-based indie-pop trio Foster the People released their chart-topping, critically acclaimed debut Torches this May. The album made its Billboard debut at #8 and includes the bands certified platinum single Pumped Up Kicks. Foster the People will continue to tour the world this fall on its Foster the Future tour. With sold-out shows in nearly every market and a live set that's undeniably energetic, this is a band who you won't want to miss in 2011! For more information about Foster the People, please visit: www.fosterthepeople.com.
Upcoming tour dates:
10/08 - New York, NY (Saturday Night Live)
10/09 - Seattle, WA (Showbox SoDo SOLD OUT)
10/10 - Vancouver, BC (Commodore BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT)
10/12 - Portland, OR (Roseland Theater SOLD OUT)
10/13 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore Auditorium SOLD OUT)
10/14 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore Auditorium SOLD OUT)
10/15 - Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern SOLD OUT)
10/16 - Pomona, CA (The Fox Theatre SOLD OUT)
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern SOLD OUT)
10/19 - San Diego, CA (Soma SOLD OUT)
10/20 - Las Vegas, NV (Cosmopolitan)
10/21 - Miami, FL (Liv Club)
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