Get a graphic designer fired up about the current political and social climate, and you get a one-stop philanthropic ice cream shop in the middle of Times Square.
At the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 24-year-old Chelsea Lipman was inspired by the way the ideas and passion of a few individuals could spark incredible collective action. Wanting to do more but with little money to give, Chelsea decided to use what she did have: her conceptual design talents and her connection to Times Square. By creating I Scream!, she hoped to inspire others – including people who weren't already politically active – to speak out, get involved, and put their money where their mouth was.
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Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage, achieving the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through home construction, neighborhood revitalization, disaster response, financial education, and more, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Bedtime is a vulnerable time for every child, but for millions of children who don’t know a loving home environment or who live unstable lives in unsafe situations, the treasured bedtime ritual most children grow up with is unknown. Pajama Program wants every child to feel the love and comfort that lets them escape into peaceful sleep, and to awaken empowered with the energy and resilience that can change every one of their days for the better. With the gifts of pajamas and books, Pajama Program helps transform bedtime into a ritual of love, warmth, imagination and fun.
Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Their teams work with disasters and health crises; infectious and chronic diseases; and maternal, neonatal and child health, providing essential care, support, and education and complementing local
efforts. Project HOPE volunteers in Puerto Rico continue to provide mobile health clinics and water purification kits to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.
Robin Hood Foundation
As New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood Foundation develops and funds over 200 of the most effective schools, food pantries, homeless shelters, job training centers, health facilities, legal clinics, and more. Many of them are aimed at giving New York’s neediest the tools necessary to improve their well-being and their living standards. Each year, Robin Hood reduces barriers to opportunities for nearly half a million New Yorkers. From keeping more than 200,000 New Yorkers from going hungry, to helping more than 10,000 of our neighbors secure jobs to helping nearly 11,000 remain stably housed and off the streets, Robin Hood is there for our neighbors.
Scream in protest!
Each day I Scream! will post a scream of the day, inviting both physical visitors and digital onlookers to submit their scream via social media. Select screams will be posted on our website.
Post your #IScreamTSq here:
About The Project
Sometimes we all want to scream at the top of our lungs.
The world’s a mess, and there are no simple solutions. It feels like you’re being constantly bombarded on all sides: the good, the bad, the terrifying, the complicated, the utterly bizarre. And whether you’re feeling outraged, scared, or even triumphant, you always want to keep doing something about it.
We at I Scream! wanted to give you a place to express yourself and take action!
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Put your money where your mouth is
5% of the total profit earned gets divided up amongst these sweet organizations!
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Scream for ice cream!
We've partnered with craft ice cream makers Ice & Vice, who have created special sweet treats for I Scream! and will be running the day-to-day operations at the kiosk.
What's on the menu?
About Ice & Vice:
Ice and Vice is an innovative start-up started by friends Paul Kim and Ken Lo that specializes in handcrafted artisanal ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurts. In 2014, Ice and Vice won the Vendy Award for Best Dessert. They’ve been featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Unique Sweets,” The Chew, and Business Insider, and were recently named NY Magazine and Grub Street’s “Absolute Best” ice cream shop. In 2015, Time Out New York named their Tea Dance flavor one of the 100 best dishes in New York.