Summary: If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll be helping to raise money for a good cause. Please follow me, then come back to read on for more details…..
Twittering for Charity
It’s no secret that I’ve been trying to be the last person on Twitter for some time now. You may also know that Jeff Quipp (of the Toronto-based agency Search Engine People) was also not on Twitter, and has been challenging me to see who could last the longest without joining.
Well, we’ve put out heads together and have decided to sign up, and raise some money in the process. Here’s the scoop:
- We’re both putting up $250 for a total of $500 on the line.
- We’ve both chosen a charity that we like and want to support.
- We’ve both (finally) signed up for Twitter.
- Whoever gets 500 followers first is the winner, and all $500 will be donated to that person’s charity.
So, please follow me and help me win while supporting a good cause!!!
My Charity: African Well Fund
It’s not right that there are legions of people in Africa who don’t have access to clean water — something I can walk into my kitchen and get in unlimited supplies. In parts of Africa, people have to walk miles to find a water source, and when they do, that water source is often shared with animals. They bring the water home and have to let it sit so that the waste and dirt separates, and it’s still not as clean as what we take for granted everyday.
The African Well Fund is trying to make this right by bringing clean water to parts of Africa where it doesn’t exist. Building wells saves lives and is relatively inexpensive — to the point that individuals donations really do make a difference. In fact, since forming in 2002, the AWF has helped bring water to 121 sites serving more than 113,000 people. Every dollar donated goes to build wells; none is used for overhead.
If you’d like to learn more, here’s a short video (less than 2 minutes) that explains what the AWF does.
Call to Action!
Whether you’re doing it for the charity angle, or just because you want to follow me on Twitter, I thank you in advance for your support. If you want to follow Jeff, too, that’s cool. It’s money for a good cause, either way.