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Hunger. Family fire. Natural disasters. Diversity and inclusion. These issues don’t just affect single individuals—they affect entire communities. Read on to learn more about our industry-leading community campaigns that bring people together in times of tragedy and rebuilding.
The Ad Council is partnering with GLAAD (the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization) to support new PSAs centering mom Amber Briggle and her family, including her transgender teenage son, Max.

The PSA was created as part of GLAAD’s efforts to spread humanizing stories about LGBTQ young people and their families. The video is launching at a time when a growing number of acts of injustice across the country are threatening LGBTQ communities.

Audiences can visit equality-now.org, which features information about the LGBTQ community and calls on visitors to support transgender kids and their families.
Racism and oppression have historically impacted and continue to profoundly affect Black and Brown communities and the nation at large. The pandemic has drawn further light to racial inequities, including a rise in anti-Asian hate. The Ad Council is committed to using our platform to support other external organizations dedicated to dismantling systemic racism and injustice.

In this series, we’re spotlighting content created by these organizations that will help spark more dialogue and action around racial justice. We hope you’ll take the time to learn more about these organizations and the great work that they’re doing.

Courageous Conversation Global Foundation’s Not a Gun Campaign

Black people are 3X more likely than white people to be killed by the police. The award-winning Not a Gun campaign from Courageous Conversation Global Foundation aims to address the systemic issue of police brutality against people of color by highlighting unconscious racial bias.

The Asian American Foundation’s See Us Unite Campaign

See Us Uniteis a cultural campaign designed to accelerate impact and expand support for the AAPI community through solidarity and education. From the sciences to the arts, from sports to public service, these spots highlight how Asian Americans have had a long history of making meaningful contributions to American society.
We’ve all had moments where we’ve felt we didn’t belong, but for people who moved to this country, that feeling lasts more than a moment. We all want to feel safe and included in the community we call home, but today, too many of our neighbors experience exclusion, isolation, harassment, and even violence on the basis of their identity.

Belonging Begins with Us is a new campaign with PSAs that empower viewers to foster a more welcoming nation where everyone - regardless of background - feels they belong. Each of us has the power to welcome others into our communities.

Visit BelongingBeginsWithUs.org to read real stories of welcoming and belonging from across the country and find ways to get involved in your own community.
The best way to help those affected by a humanitarian crisis is by donating money rather than goods. Financial donations help support communities in crisis and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Financial donations are also critical for longer-term recovery efforts—they can respond to changing needs as people move to safety, resettle, or rebuild.


The number of forcibly displaced people has hit a record high with over 84 million people forced to flee from their homes due to conflicts and persecution. At this moment, millions of refugees and displaced people from Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine are facing the most challenging moment of their lives. Audiences are encouraged to support refugees at SupportCrisisRelief.org.



For communities impacted by natural disasters, this campaign enables us to get into market quickly, usually within a few days of a disaster, when funds are needed most. It’s been used to fundraise for disasters like the California wildfires; hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma, and Katrina; and the earthquake in Nepal. The disaster relief effort drives consumers to SupportDisasterRelief.org and encourage donations to support victims as they happen.
What is #Dadication? It's just like dedication but it means that as a father, you never stop being a dad. There’s no one right way as long as you show up for your kids, even when it's not so easy.

The Fatherhood Involvement campaign PSAs highlight the diverse experiences of real dads who share a commitment to being there for their kids through parenting highlights and challenges. By acknowledging the hard work they put forth in the face of hardships, the campaign seeks to provide all fathers with confidence to keep going in their efforts to be present for their children.

All PSAs direct audiences to visit Fatherhood.govfor parenting tips, fatherhood programs, and other resources.
In 2020, 1 in 5 people turned to the charitable food sector for help. The pandemic presented a perfect storm with long-lasting impacts: disruptions to the supply chain and increased need for help. This year, 42 million people (1 in 8) including 13 million children (1 in 6), may experience food insecurity. The lingering effects of the pandemic and increasing food prices are adding to the stress on food banks and forcing families whose budgets are tight to turn to food banks to make ends meet.

As the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S., Feeding America is working to make sure people have enough food to realize their potential. The Feeding America network of food banks feeds millions of families each year, especially during times of disasters and national emergencies. PSAs encourage audiences to visit FeedingAmerica.org to learn more about how they can help families in need.
Hate crimes are on the rise, and yet 85% of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced.

Bias and discrimination are among the most pressing issues facing our nation today. Love Has No Labels is a movement to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.

Throughout its duration, Love Has No Labels has opened a dialogue about our implicit biases—our assumptions, stereotypes, and unintentional actions toward others based on their perceived differences or labels—and erodes those biases by flooding the market with diverse images of love.

We believe love is the most powerful force to overcome bias. Together, we can create a more inclusive world.
There are 48 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States. Most caregivers are family members or friends who are working, managing their own families and caring for their loved ones at the same time. For many, the caregiving role doesn’t start all at once—it starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, then gradually expands until it becomes a major commitment. On average, caregivers provide 23 hours of care a week, the equivalent of an unpaid, part-time job.

Since 2011, we have encouraged caregivers to care not only for their loved ones, but also for themselves. To date, the campaign has targeted several audiences: general market women age 40 to 60, male caregivers age 35 to 60, and Hispanic/Latino and African American/Black caregivers with an emphasis on women ages 35 to 60.

The campaign directs viewers to AARP’s Family Caregiving site, where caregivers can find free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.
Thousands of teens in foster care are waiting for the love and support from a family, but unfortunately almost 20,000 young people leave foster care without a family every year. Families that adopt teens provide them with stability during a critical period in their lives. Teens that have been adopted are more likely to graduate, go to college, and be more emotionally secure than their peers that have ‘aged out’ of foster care without the security and encouragement of family.

Inspired by real families’ stories, this honest and heartfelt campaign reveals the remarkable value of adoption for both teens and parents. With the tagline, “You can’t imagine the reward,” these emotional messages reassure prospective parents and inspire them to consider adopting a teen.

This successful campaign has contributed to the more than 900,000 children and youth that have been adopted from the U.S. foster care system since 2004.