Social Media makes it so easy for people around the world to make a difference. People like me, a part time working mum. And people just like you. Physical barriers are removed and social networks kick in for good causes.
Over the next two days I’ll be enjoying Tweetsgiving with thousands of people around the world and you can too. It begins 24th Nov 12 noon EST (that’s very early Melbourne time) and runs for 2 days. I saw @MamaLucy share some of the heartwarming stories from a school in Tanzania reaping the rewards of last year’s fundraiser. There was a beautiful sense of community spirit behind the work of Epic Change and plenty of excitement about this year’s Tweetsgiving.
Tweetsgiving Ustream crowd cheers on Mama Lucy
This year the organisers are asking everyone to share thanks and gratitude over the next 48hours on Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and any space you can find on the web!! Find out more on their website. You can even help by simply adding a Turkey to your Avatar!
It’s an opportunity to thank people you know, and reflect on things you’re truly grateful for. As @meshugavi said earlier today, bring your heart, put yourself out there, be vulnerable. It’s kind of refreshing, don’t you think?
If you’re in Melbourne you can also come along to an event on Thurs 26th from 7.30pm, thanks to some amazing people (thank you thank you thank you people because I couldn’t have organised a Melbourne event in-between work and cooking for three hungry boys!) Major hat tip and bow to@sammutimer @lukegrange @celiaprosser @ttam and @mr_billiam for getting this party started!
RSVP for Melbourne and let people know you are coming: http://tweetupmellers.info/attendance/and you can also be in the running for a door prize:
- A thanksgiving TURKEY (plucked and prepped in the form of a $100 ColesOnline Voucher) up for grabs as our door prize on the night, thanks to @colesonline!
- A $100 Reward Yourself Card from Incentive House http://rewardyourself.com.au/ which you can spend at a leading retailer in Melbourne including Freedom, Dymocks or Sanity (read more http://bit.ly/163Mo9)
- A $100 consultation with Day to Day Lifestyle PA
Brent Masters is planning to be there, and with a little assistance from @marigo will be taking some short videos of people talking about Gratitude to put up onYouTube. Tweetsgiving also have a number of other Gratitude party ideas for the night if you want to help out!
It amazes me to think these events just happened as tweets were sent around the world. I’m so grateful for generous people! How will you celebrate Tweetsgiving?