Press Release
4.4.2016

Everyone is invited to join the Move Me day 

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The Citizen Forum, the network of voluntary work VaRes, “ValikkoVerkosto”, PiggyBaggy crowdsourced delivery, cargo bike expert Gert-Jan Hendriks, Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre Ltd, the Horrible Mothers -project of YWCA of Finland and Mielentaide challenge both private persons and communities to participate in the spring-like volunteer theme day on May 13th.

Encounters and everyday volunteering build and enforce communities, the wellbeing of the mind, safety, enjoyment of life and functionality in the everyday life. The Move Me -events can include culture, spontaneous helping, volunteering, doing good or diverse interaction.

Explore volunteering, get your bike ready for the summer and test a cargo bike

Marjo Salmela, the volunteer coordinator at Citizen Forum, can be found on the Teurastamo courtyard (Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki) on 13.5.2016 at 11−14 where she will be presenting all the volunteer opportunities the Citizen Forum has to offer. The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre will join the event with a bike maintenance point where you can get your bike ready for the summer. You can also find information on sustainable lifestyle solutions, for example dish borrowing, worm composting, reusing and repurposing.

Mielentaide will present its operations through art and you can also test your own creative skills. Other art members will be talking about the meaning of art in rehabilitation. Small items can be purchased to support the operations.

The Horrible Mothers -project of YWCA of Finland will join with a “dream map of horribly wonderful mothers” where everyone can write down their dreams. You can also try out cargo bikes. Gert-Jan Hendriks is a cargo bike expert who will be demonstrating all the fun things cargo bikes can be used for. PiggyBaggy social delivery service’s sharing economy experts invite everyone to discuss the future of digitalisation, volunteering and community building. In addition there will also be free balloons and juice among other things.

Move Me day event on the Teurastamo courtyard in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1585008818456556
All Move Me Day events will be listed on the Facebook-page of the campaign: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069455653074942/

How would you like to spend the Move Me day?

Everyone is able to organize their own event on the name day of Kukka (“Flower”) or on some other spring day. You can move someone in many different ways – also mentally. The event can be for example:
HELPING SOMEONE WITH THEIR EVERYDAY CHORES         NEIGHBOURLY HELP
PARTICIPATING IN OR ORGANIZING AN EVENT
ORGANIZING AN ART EXHIBIT OR A THEATER PERFORMANCE
GOING TO A CULTURE EVENT WITH SOMEONE           GOING OUTDOORS TOGETHER
VISITING A NURSING HOME WITH A SCHOOL GROUP OR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT


How to participate in the Move Me day campaign:

Announce your event at http://kansalaisareena.fi/liikutaminua/ilmoita-tapahtumasi/. The events from the website will be highlighted on the Citizen Forum Facebook site and Twitter. You can use the hashtag #liikutaminua.

Other Move Me Day events will be held at least in Espoo, Oulu, Kemi, Seinäjoki and Järvenpää: http://kansalaisareena.fi/liikutaminua/tapahtumat/.

More information and help with communications: Katja Reinikainen, katja.reinikainen(at)kansalaisareena.fi, 040 742 223
Cargo bike related questions: Gert-Jan Hendriks, asiakaspalvelu(at)tavarapyora-asiantuntija.fi, 040 770 9853
PiggyBaggy: Henni Ahvenlampi, henni.ahvenlampi(at)piggybaggy.com, 045 601 0390
Coordination and interviews at Mielentaide: Ari Kiviaho, tj(at)mielentaide.fi, 046 530 1903