Charity is a huge part of who I am and what this blog is used for. That’s right, most of what we receive for reviews and giveaways goes to charity. I make donations quarterly at least and usually more often than that. My garage just gets too full of all of the reviews we do. This year, I’ve made donations to Pave, Children’s Hospital in Seattle, The Maltby Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child and to Special Delivery. Donations are usually around 1100.00, that is the power of Social Media and my influence on-line and I couldn’t do that without all of my readers. So I thank you all for allowing me to make a difference in my community!!.
I’ve been thinking of what to do this holiday season and then I found out about the Holiday TweetDrive from My Seattle Night Out on twitter. TweetDrive is a national organization hosting holiday parties for charities run by Katz PR. I’ve seen that a few of the locations are hosting auctions, giving out door prizes, handing out swag bags, but all are collecting items to give to children in need in their local communities. To attend a local event you need to bring new toy or article of clothing as an entrance fee. Then you can tweet it up. We need all the social media we can get to push this years event to a successful year. By following @Tweet Drive on twitter you can find a local event new you.
I have decided to use my influence this Holiday Season to help gather items for swag bags and just tell everyone about the wonderful event in Seattle. MySeattleNightOut.com invites you to join them in an evening of Holiday Cheer! Music; swag bags; door prizes and a fun evening of socializing! And since I’ve been gathering just some of the items for the swag bags and door prizes I can assure you it will be lots of fun.
The Seattle event will be on 12/09 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Club Sur in SODO–an all ages venue. Club Sur is a beautiful restaurant/club/bar with the ability to host live music comfortably for all ages with appetizers. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. The charity that the Seattle Tweet Drive will be supporting is TreeHouse. Treehouse works with foster children in the Seattle Area. Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school.
We invite you to
Check Out TreeHouse’s wish list,
Bring a donation for TreeHouse to Club SODO,
and Tweet, Bring A Toy to @Seatweetdrive at Club Sur in SODO 12/09 5:30 RSVP here http://bit.ly/9UvxXO #tweetdrive PL RT. #Seattle
Sponsors I have gathered items so far:
You can still donate to the Seattle Holiday Tweet Drive in exchange for advertising on Mom Start. Please Contact Me for more information. Put Seattle Tweet Drive in the subject line.