Make a Difference Through Social Media

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Posted on 1/1/2014
Stay up to date with ChildFund's work by connecting with us through social media.
Stay up to date with ChildFund's work by connecting with us through social media.

Facebook and Twitter are a great way to stay in touch with friends and follow topics that are important to you, but they're also an excellent means of raising awareness of important humanitarian and philanthropic causes. ChildFund maintains an active presence on Facebook and Twitter, and there are other ways to interact with us online (including Pinterest and YouTube). In turn, you can use the power of social media to effect real change in the lives of children in need.

Tell Your Friends About Sponsorship

If you're already a sponsor, you know that your support and generosity are making a real difference in the life of a vulnerable child. But do your friends know about child sponsorship? Social media is an ideal way to share how your support is changing a child's life and highlight the urgent need for sponsors in many of the world's developing nations.

Many of our sponsors find interacting with their sponsored child through letters to be one of the most rewarding aspects of sponsorship through ChildFund. What better way is there to spread the word about how your support is making a difference than by sharing pictures and letters through social media? If your family and friends have any questions, you can help them better understand what it means to be a sponsor and how your support is transforming the life of a child and his or her family.

Raise Awareness of Important Causes

Many people follow blogs and other online news sources to stay up to date with what's important to them, but in today's busy world, it can be challenging to stay current with everything that's going on. That's why social media is an excellent way to follow ChildFund's work and spread the word about crucial projects, causes and needs.

Our president and CEO, Anne Lynam Goddard, regularly writes about the places she has visited and the work ChildFund is doing around the world in her Disrupting Poverty blog on Tumblr, and ChildFund's Facebook page has many other sources of information about our work, as well as letting our followers ask questions. Our Twitter feed is another great way to learn more about our projects and other news about global issues, particularly when it affects children.

With so many ways to interact with us, why not connect with ChildFund through our social media presence and learn more about ways you can help make a difference?

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