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weekend hashtag project, whphelpinghand,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPhelpinghand

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPhelpinghand, which asked participants to to go out, make positive change in their communities and document it through photos and videos on Instagram. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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weekend hashtag project, WHPhelpinghand,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPhelpinghand

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

The goal this weekend is to go out, make positive change in your community and document it through photos and videos on Instagram. Some tips to get you started:

  • Getting involved can be as big or as small as you make it. To go big, search out volunteer opportunities such as community gardens, food banks or other local initiatives. For something at a smaller scale, do something nice or helpful for a family member, friend or acquaintance.
  • People come together around stories. If you’re helping a specific person, consider taking a portrait of them and sharing their story in the caption. If you’re working with an organization, explain what led you to them and why you were inspired to help.
  • If you’re taking photos or videos at an event, seek out the few moments that best tell the story.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPhelpinghand hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!