The campaign was simple – for every 200 followers, a gift made possible by anonymous donors will be sent to a country in Africa where the need is the greatest.
Each country has different needs so the gifts vary:
As the campaign ended, we had more than 2,200 followers – that’s 11 gifts to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children and families in those countries.
We are now in the process of shipping the items to these countries so they can be put to immediate use. We are working with ChildFund International employees in those countries to film video and take pictures so that you can see how following us on Twitter helped children living in poverty.
We expect this process may take a couple of months to complete due to delivery issues to remote parts of the world and technology issues with slow Internet connections in many areas where we work. Getting information from our program areas takes time and patience from everyone involved.
If you’re not following us on Twitter yet, visit us at twitter.com/ChildFund where we now have more than 2,700 followers. We are posting updates about ChildFund, answering questions, retweeting posts on topics we find relevant and much more. This campaign is only the beginning of our conversation and we hope you'll be a part of it.
Looking to send a gift of your own? Check out our Gifts of Love and Hope Catalog.