I am a staunch advocate for Second Harvest Food Bank. Why? Cause their mission is to have a Hunger-Free Central Florida. For someone like me, whose entire life has revolved around food, this cause touches me in more than one level. So, I’m honored to be one of the Social Media Ambassador’s for the noble #GivingTuesday mission where both YOU and I can help.
The 2nd annual #GivingTuesday will be held on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday!
The holiday season presents us with opportunities to count blessings, and to help others feel the joys that make it such a special time. This year, so many families, kids and seniors in our community find themselves in that awful gap of unmet need. The good news is that together we can help them.
This year, Second Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with WESH 2 News’ Share Your Christmas on #GivingTuesday to help families, seniors and kids in our community.
The #GivingTuesday challenge: Raise $10,000, which is equivalent to 40,000 meals for our neighbors in need.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, at midnight a donate button will appear on our #GivingTuesday web page. I know that with your help we can encourage our Central Florida community to raise $10,000 online, which will provide 40,000 meals locally.
A donation in any amount makes such an incredible difference to our neighbors in need.
Tweet It Out
Create a virtual “thunderclap” of buzz by signing up to automatically tweet this out: “I’m helping Second Harvest provide 40,000 meals to seniors, kids, and families. #GivingTuesday” or anyone of the following tweets:
- 40,000 meals in 1 day #givingtuesday via @2harvestcfl http://bit.ly/mealsDec3
- Fight Hunger. Feed Hope. Dec 3: http://bit.ly/mealsDec3
- Because no child should be food insecure via @2harvestcfl http://bit.ly/mealsDec3
- Help provide 40,000 meals in one day for #GivingTuesday http://bit.ly/mealsDec3
- This #GivingTuesday you can #FeedHopeNow and help end hunger http://bit.ly/mealsDec3
Just sign up for the thunderclap here! (It will tweet automatically for you on December 3.)
So, join me in spreading word about this noble cause this holiday season.
After all, Life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it’s difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don’t get very far in our lifetime – Barack Obama.