AOS RideShare & Blog


We’re excited to announce two brand new ventures at Acts of Sharing!

We’ve been sharing cars since we launched, and as a natural outgrowth of Acts of Sharing culture, we’re proud to be launching Acts of Sharing RideShare on Earth Day, April 22.

RideShare is just that – sharing a ride. We’re connecting you to the places you want to go with the people you know. You post places that you want to go and when. We’ll connect you with the friends going your way. Life’s better when you ride together.

To celebrate our RideShare Launch on Earth Day, we’re doing a FilmShare competition, featuring the most fun and creative 1-2 minute videos on sharing a ride that have ever been seen! On April 22nd at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, we’ll be hosting a screening to enjoy all the films created, while awarding the best in each category. We want to invite you to submit a film for the competition. We’ll be celebrating the best and most creative of the films at the Drafthouse, but will also be embedding them on afterwards. Have fun, dream big and share the movement! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

We’re also excited to let you know about the launch of our new Stories of Sharing Blog. Acts of Sharing has always been a movement about relationships, about people connecting to others through the things that they have. We thought it was about time to tell the stories at the heart of the Movement. We’ll be using film, visual art, and the written word to communicate how sharing is affecting our hearts and lives, and the relationships we share with others. To creatively capture the stories at the heart of the movement is our goal, and we’re excited to feature the ways in which Acts of Sharing is helping to grow people and communities together.

If you’ve got a story you want to share, we invite you to let us know. We’re blessed to be a part of this movement with you.

Yours Faithfully,

Chief Sharer,


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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