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TaskRabbit Is Neat And All, But It Will Not Get Our Kids Ready For School

By August 5, 2010

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Everyone is going yo-yo right now over TaskRabbit, a site that makes it possible for you to sidestep the tedium of grocery shopping or putting together IKEA furniture.

It's a cool enough idea, I suppose. You post a small scale job to a board with a specified dollar amount you'll pay for someone to do it, then a person contacts you if they want to do it (picture Craigslist). And I really like the name (it's just fun to say "TaskRabbit" for some strange reason). But it's not going to help get our kids ready for the approaching school.

This will.

The annual We Give A Jam community outreach program, a school supply rally that masks itself as a live music and dance exhibition, will take place August 14th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pavillion at the Pearland Town Center. It's a great event and deserves your support.

Each year, WGAJ picks an underfunded school, then hosts a benefit concert in their honor. There is no admission charge to get in. Instead they prefer that you bring school supplies, which in turn will be donated to the school. This year's honoree is the Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity in South Houston.

If you're interested in volunteering, there is a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Cafe Brasil (2604 Dunlavy). Any questions can be directed towards local hip-hopper and community activist Nosaprise at nosaprise@gmail.com.  

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August 6, 2010 at 12:11 am
(1) Laura says:

We’re open to whatever challenge you can send our way. There’s nothing to lose. Try TaskRabbit and get $10 off your first task with promo code PAL18755. TaskRabbit also provides virtual assistance for those outside the current service area. See http://blog.taskrabbit.com/general-tech/the-virtues-of-hiring-a-virtual-assistant/.

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