Tuesday, June 11th is a special day for us. Dovetail has partnered with Dice to sponsor SHRM Kickball on Sunday, June 16th in Grant Park, Chicago. Tuesday is our tweetathon. Dovetail has offered $1 per tweet that day, up to $1000. Our friends at cFactorWorks offered to match that amount, doubling our impact.
When we ask for help in our efforts, some people drop a few dollars in the bucket and think, “These are my friends, of course I’ll help a bit.” And we love them for it. But I’d like to offer you another perspective.
Through No Kid Hungry, for every $1 raised, they can provide 10 meals. That means for each tweet, you can provide lunch for 20 underfed children. For tweeting. Or just retweeting! You don’t have to write anything, just push the button!
When I think about a donation of $25, $50 or even $100, I think of the crowded tables at schools around the country, and the number of plates we are setting down in front of children who would otherwise not eat. I think of the direct impact we have on them, on their future, and how little it costs to bring some light into young, impressionable lives where there might otherwise be none.
So this week, we would love your help.
If you can’t, please consider sharing this story with your network and helping spread the word on Tuesday. With your help, we can have a tremendous impact on the war against childhood hunger. Here are a few tweets you can use to help us on Tuesday. Cut. Paste. Send. Change the world.
Join me in the fight against childhood hunger. Support #SHRMKickball! @nokidhungry @Dovetail @DiceTechJobs #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX
Got $!? It can provide 10 meals to hungry kids. Support #SHRMKickball! @nokidhungry @Dovetail @DiceTechJobs #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX
Join me, @Dovetail & @DiceTechJobs in supporting @nokidhungry! Donate to the #SHRMKickball movement today! #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX
Please help us support @nokidhungry. @Dovetail & @DiceTechJobs sponsoring #SHRMKickball! What can you do? #SHRM13 goo.gl/U72NX
Read more with any of the blog posts below, written by other players and supporters of the cause!
According to No Kid Hungry, 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put on the table. This equates to 1 out of every 5 kids, which would fill over 845 basketball arenas. 22% of kids under the age of 18 live in poverty. Simply put, this is alarming.
Personal Fundraising: Dovetail, Dice and SHRM13 Kickball Fundraiser - NO KID HUNGRY | Share Our Strength
This is the site where you can help us reach our goal of 50,000 meals for hungry kids.
SHRM National is fast approaching, bringing with it SHRM Kickball! Dovetail Software and Dice are sponsoring the game on Sunday, June 16th at 7pmin Grant Park, with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.
Kickball, HR and child hunger… One of these just isn’t cool. (No, I’m not talking about HR!)
Everyone benefits when you "do good" for someone. First of all, the person you are "doing good" for benefits. Next, you generally feel good about it. Finally, by telling the story of what just happened, you inspire others. And sometimes, your actions can help change someone's life.
Food insecurity - the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food - exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children. And that's just today... We never knew how hungry we could have been.
There is, deeply embedded into our collective psyche, the drive to do good. Specifically, good for others, for those who can't do for themselves. And good in a way that can change someone's life. Last June, at the SHRM Annual conference in Atlanta, Dovetail sponsored a small hockey game in the park.
Photo Credit SHRM National Conference 2013 is fast approaching and I must say, I am excited. As a member of this year's social media team, I am fortunate to have an opportunity to cover this fantastic conference and contribute to the very important cause of 'No Kid Hungry'.
Next week is SHRM Annual, the Super Bowl for HR nerds. Whether this is your first time attending, or you're a seasoned vet, SHRM is quite an experience. This year, I have the privilege of joining many of my HR colleagues in a charity kickball game to raise money for No Kid Hungry (you can check out the event page here).