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Changing Up the Game: Social Meets Service for a Scavenger Hunt

“Just do something!” Whether it’s making a decision, getting off the couch to work out, or going for something you really want, those three words have a lot of power. And motivation. We’re hoping they have the same effect to empower thousands of teens across the country this summer to do good in their communities.

This is a new kind of program for us, but something we think fits naturally with our team of engineers, designers and developers - “our real doers” - behind our PCs. That’s why we’re teaming up with DoSomething.org, a non-profit that’s passionate about helping youth take action, for a Scavenger Hunt starting July 11. It’s 3/4ths service, 1/4th social.  Here’s the website: www.dosomething.org/hunt or QR code if you’re into those.

In a nutshell, here’s how it works: Young people (Sorry, only millenials. Those of you 25 and younger.) sign up for the hunt on the website. Starting on the 11th for 11 days, you’ll receive emails each day about a new challenge around causes like education, the environment, poverty and technology. Collect points for each task you complete, send verification into the website (Photos are fabulous. See the website for instructions.), and you may win prizes like one of 50 Lenovo PCs and even college scholarships. It’s really about the service thought, not about the prizes. Although…they are great incentive…especially products like the IdeaPad U260 and ThinkPad X1 laptops.

Speaking of the U260, celebs Alsion Brie and Danny Pudi from NBC’s Community used them on the set of shooting this quirky PSA. They’re helping us foster a sense of community digitally on the website and helping spread the word about the hunt.So tell your friends, your neighbors, anyone who is a young doer. Tweet it. Blog it. Facebook it, and help us spread the word.

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