Today is the first annual Geeksgiving, a (hopefully) yearly online drive by LDA members to raise awareness of, and donations for, a worthwhile Louisville charity. This year, we’re rallying support for the Home of the Innocents, which provides care and shelter for homeless and medically fragile children in and around Louisville.
For those of you planning to volunteer in person for Geeksgiving at Home of the Innocents tomorrow, here are details via HOI’s Linda Medley:
Attached is a campus map for dissemination. “Geeksgiving Central” will be in the Kay & Jim Morrissey Advanced Therapy Center (North end of campus) in the therapy gym. We will have signs posted for those volunteers who come and go from Noon until 9:00 p.m. We have a series of user names and passwords for your convenience and will be testing connectivity and speed well before you guys are due to arrive. And of course we will be available throughout that entire period to provide information and help with trouble shooting should the need arise.
As part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day week of service, the Louisville Digital Association is spearheading Geeksgiving, a pledge drive to generate donations and support for the Home of the Innocents. From noon to 9pm, a group of LDA volunteers — which can and should include you — will be using online tools to urge our citizens to donate goods and cash to one of the Derby City’s most deserving charities.
A lot of so-called experts claim to have “written the book” on social media, but only the LDA’s own Jason Falls could have written this book. And to prove it, Mr, Falls is throwing a party in honor of his own blessed tome, and you’re all invited. Quoth the press release: