A few people have asked me what they can do this Thanksgiving to give back. If you’re looking for one online challenge that packs a real punch, check out Tweetsgiving, the second year in this campaign by Stacey Monk of Epic Change that launches in five days.
TweetsGiving is a global celebration that seeks to change the world through the power of gratitude.
Scheduled for November 24 – 26, 2009, the 48-hour event created by US nonprofit Epic Change will encourage participants to express their thanks using online tools and at live events. In honor of the people and things that make them grateful, guests will be invited to give to a common cause at events held across the globe.
What will TweetsGiving Support? Funds raised for TweetsGiving09: Epic Thanks will be invested to expand the efforts of Tanzanian Epic Change fellow Mama Lucy Kamptoni, a changemaker who invested her income selling chickens to build a school that now serves over 300 children near her home in Arusha. The original TweetsGiving celebration in November 2008 was a 48-hour celebration of gratitude that easily surpassed it’s $10,000 goal to build a classroom at Kamptoni’s school, Shepherd’s Junior. Funds raised will again be invested to expand Kamptoni’s efforts at Shepherd’s Junior, where an orphanage, cafeteria, library and more classrooms are greatly needed, and to fund future Epic Change fellows like her across the globe.
Find a party in your city (over 30 cities are confirmed!), host a party or small gathering in your own town, give online or promote the campaign with your friends. It’s a quick and easy way to give with an enormous IMPACT opportunity to give the #twitterkids hope for a brighter future through education and real opportunity.
While the campaign launches in five days, you can start making donations now. I’ll be keeping the widget below on the right side of my site through the end of the campaign.
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