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The Antidote Is the Change That We Want to Be In This World: Join VolunteerMatch’s Upcoming Special Screenings

October 19, 2020

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Oakland, CA – October 19, 2020 So many of us have been asking this year what will it take to make things sustainably better in this country? The Academy Award-nominated and multi-Emmy Award-winning team of Kahane Cooperman and John Hoffman, respectively, believe they have the answer in their upcoming film, The Antidote. VolunteerMatch is excited and honored to partner with them to help this documentary drive a national conversation about the roles that kindness, decency, compassion, and respect play in a civilized, democratic society.

“Talk about a powerful spark of light to lift us all up during times when we feel as if we’re in prolonged darkness. Even if it’s just enough light like what’s provided by the strike of a match, with it comes the hope that light indeed dispels any shadow. The Antidote is that kind of work, and the best thing about it is that all Americans – wherever they are – can apply the nuggets of the stories within it to their own acts of intentional kindness. Then, it can spread like flipping the switch on backyard string lights all across this country!” – Laura Plato, Chief Solutions Officer, VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch is hosting an online special screening of The Antidote on October 20 and 21, 2020 – followed by an online community conversation on October 22nd. During the conversation viewers can make connections and share ideas of how to lift up each other in their own communities. Thereafter, The Antidote will be available via VOD on October 27th.

Learn more, explore inspiring resources to help make things better, and register for the special, FREE screening here: https://theantidotemovie.volunteermatch.org


About The Antidote

Made in response to the times we are living in, The Antidote weaves nine stories of everyday people intentionally leveraging the resources within themselves and their communities to lift others up and give them a chance at a better life.


Founded in 1998, VolunteerMatch is the most effective way to recruit highly qualified volunteers for nonprofits. We are the largest nonprofit network in the world with the most nonprofits and volunteer opportunities. We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That's why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We've connected millions of people with great places to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.

Direct link to press release on 3BL Media found here.


Written by VolunteerMatch