Join a global expression of gratitude on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Posterous and blogs within the 48 hours of Tweetsgiving (11/24 – 11/26).
The goal of Tweetsgiving is twofold:
- Create a viral expression of gratitude and
- Raise $10,000 in two days for a fantastic yet struggling school in Tanzania.
Tweetsgiving is a chance for all of us to express thanks for whatever we’re thankful for. It could be a new job, overcoming an illness, awakening to something within your life, chocolate chip cookies – anything at all!
Your gift will make your gratitude tangible. I’ve already made a donation in gratitude for my wonderful nieces and nephew, because I don’t know if I’ll remember during Tweetsgiving. You don’t have to wait until then to make a gift.
The money raised will go to support a primary school in Tanzania. Epic Change and its local partner Kamptoni will build a technology lab at the same school in Arusha where Tweetsgiving helped build a classroom last year. The Tumblr site shows great photos, student comments, and tweets about the classroom’s impact and kids’ hopes, dreams and struggle. It’s very moving.
From the Tweetsgiving site: Epic Change launched the original TweetsGiving celebration in November 2008 as a 48-hour celebration of gratitude and giving that successfully raised over $10,000 to build a classroom in Arusha, Tanzania. Epic Change invested the funds to build a classroom at a school founded by Tanzanian Epic Change fellow “Mama Lucy” Kamptoni, a woman who used to sell chickens and used her income to build a school that now serves over 300 children near her home in Arusha. In this classroom built from gratitude, the Twitter handles of donors are now painted on the walls.
THERE’s MORE! A donor has pledged matching funds! So all we need are 500 people to donate $10 each to reach $5000; the matching funds will bring the Tweetsgiving donation to $10,000. We also could use 100 people donating $50… And raising more than $10,000 would provide funds for a dormitory/orphanage, library, school cafeteria and additional classrooms.
Epic Change believes that people’s stories are assets that can be used as resources to improve their lives. We help people in need share their “epic” true stories in innovative, creative and profitable ways to help them acquire the financial resources they need to create positive “change” in their communities. “We help hopeful people in need share their stories to acquire resources that will improve their lives.”