This horrifying photo confirms my attendance at a screening of “30 Deeds 30 Days,” a documentary film that chronicles the efforts of Z100 DJ Trey Morgan to volunteer for 30 different causes every day during the month of September.
Which, of course, prompted a theme: “If I could do one deed today, it would be…” The first thing that came to my mind was something about education reform. Other guests had thoughts on the matter as well.
The Wall Street Journal detailed the project:
“Some of the charities he will be working with were picked deliberately for his personal connection to the cause. For instance, he says he wanted to volunteer with the Food Bank for New York City because when he was growing up outside of Dallas, his own family had gone to their local food bank for Thanksgiving dinners.
“The same sentiment holds true for working with the American Cancer Society, where he will wrap up his volunteering on Sept. 30. His father died of skin cancer and was thought to have also had lung cancer, while his mother continues to battle bladder cancer.”
Morgan said he’d like to turn the experiment into a book — it wouldn’t be the first online blog project to result in a book deal it would probably be more interesting than most. He’s apparently also interested in a reality show about volunteering, too.
Read this for a better recap and links to actual news coverage of 30 Deeds 30 Days. Thanks to Alyson Campbell at Amp3PR for the invitation.