We live in a social media world now, and it’s a world where there is a lot of talk. Talk can be wonderful for creating conversation. Yet lately, it seems that the talk on these social media platforms is creating more hatred than discussion or debate. Talk alone does not create change. Action creates change. It creates opportunity. Action is what makes a difference.
Yet we cannot ignore that social media has made our world one of instant gratification. Social media has changed the landscape for all of us, but the basics still remain unchanged. Actions will always speak louder than words.
GoodWorld was launched last year to encourage viral giving using their innovative hashtag social giving donation technology. GoodWorld allows social media users to directly and seamlessly contribute to the causes that they care about the most. Their platform makes giving to charity as simple as writing a comment or tweet. By typing “#donate” in the comment block of a GoodWorld partner charity’s Facebook page or by tweeting “#donate” to a partner charity, social media users trigger an immediate donation that is shared with their entire network.
With just a one-time sign up, you can instantly #donate to any of GoodWorld’s 1,300 partner charities with a comment. Members include the United Way, Save the Children, Humane Society, Greenpeace and the UN Foundation just to name a few. One click to be a social giving superhero. Here’s a video overview of how #donate works.
This holiday season, GoodWorld is giving away $1 million to their partner nonprofits. Through their 12 Days of Giving campaign, GoodWorld is encouraging people to give back between December 12th and 23rd. Anyone who #donates will appear on the GoodWorld Wall of Fame.
If you #donate to any GoodWorld nonprofit or sign up for GoodWorld, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card! As if that weren’t enough incentive, each referral sent out through your GoodWorld dashboard will count as one additional entry to win the $1,000 prize! For more information on the 12 Days of Giving promotion, visit: http://bit.ly/1Qj2Zzq.
It is through GoodWorld that I learned about The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation and it’s mission, or Camp Wamp, a non-profit providing outdoor education programs for children with physical limitations. Camp WAMP has been providing life-changing outdoor education opportunities for kidsages 10-18 with physical disabilities and limitations. The children that attend Camp WAMP, enjoy a sleep-away week of camping under the stars. Kids have the opportunity to fish, swim, singing songs, sleep under the stars and learn about their natural surroundings while in a safe, nurturing environment.
The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation grabbed my heart almost immediately. Having spent every summer of my childhood at camp, and being the sibling of a special needs child, I can truly understand the magic of giving children with physical disabilities a way to enjoy “Camp Wamp” and the great outdoors.Being a camper strengthened my love for being outdoors and gave me an appreciation for the environment that only camp can give to a child. As a parent, it is not lost on me that such a special experience would greatly benefit children with special needs too. The foundation is hoping to open a new facility in 2017, and every donation makes a difference in the life of a child. If you too feel a connection, please consider making a social giving #donation at: http://bit.ly/1Y2mYae.
When it comes to making a difference, actions may speak louder than words. You can click here to find all of GoodWorld’s participating nonprofits and join GoodWorld’s 12 Days of Giving campaign with a simple #donation. This holiday season, let’s all spread some holiday cheer.
Disclosure: Many thanks to The Motherhood for sponsoring this post and for making their own generous donation to The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation.
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