To increase awareness about the work being done at ChildFund International, we’re stepping up our use of social media as a means to engage. Our ChildFund Facebook page is active with more than 500 fans. There, you’ll find photos of children from our countries, links to sites about ChildFund and much more.
On Twitter, we have hundreds of people following us and joining in on the conversation about ChildFund. Twitter allows us to give you links to videos, stories on our Web site and our blog as soon as something happens. It’s also an easy way for you to provide us feedback.
You can also read about what we’re doing and provide feedback on our blog.
To celebrate our embracement of social media, we’re giving gifts of agricultural love and hope from the ChildFund gift catalog for every 200 Twitter followers @ChildFund receives. These efforts will directly benefit children in Gambia, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. There’s no cap on followers, and our offer will continue through July 27.
Each country has different needs so the gifts vary:
Chickens for a school in the Gambia
A goat for a family farm in Zambia
Mango trees in Kenya
Vegetable seeds in Ethiopia
In addition to our gifts, ChildFund is sending Flip video cameras to program offices in each of the four countries for first-hand reports from the field. We’ll share recipients’ stories and photos with the social web.
It’s our promise to share how your efforts and these items benefit ChildFund children and their communities. It is also our commitment not to simply promote, but to continue an accountable dialog with our fellow supporters.
So invite your friends to get online and take action. By simply following @ChildFund, we can all make a difference in a child’s life.