There are so many ways for social media to create goodwill for great causes. Whether social media is being used for community organizing, fundraising and donor relations, or raising awareness for any number of causes, organizations focused on social good have really found a home in social media. It makes online organizing, donations and community growth easier for organizations – viral marketing at the core!
This week is your chance to make a difference for others with Make Your Mark Week from generationOn from October 16-22. generationOn is a global youth service movement focused on igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. They seek to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.
Make Your Mark Week, made possible by generationOn, the youth activation division of Points of Light Institute and founding partner, Hasbro, strives to inspire and mobilize youth to use their energy, ingenuity and compassion to “make their mark on the world” through hands-on service.
During the week, young people will focus on issues that matter most to them by doing small acts or service projects that add up to make a big difference.
This year, Make Your Mark Week acts of service and projects will focus on animals, environment, homelessness, hunger and literacy. It’s a great project for kids, families, and anyone to get involved and easily make a difference in someone’s life.
It’s really easy to do! If you like animals, you can donate a blanket to an animal shelter or feed hungry animals through freekibblekids. If you want to help the homeless, you can sign up to collect shampoos and soaps for shelters, or volunteer to throw a birthday party for a child in a homeless shelter. Signing up to fight hunger is a great way to show you care. You can pledge to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, donate canned goods, or start a coin collection.
Did you know?
- There are 770,000 homeless children enrolled in public school.
- Almost half of all homeless people are families.
- Single moms in their twenties head up most homeless families.
- In the U.S., 49 million people live on the brink of hunger.
- They do not know how they will get their next meal.
- Today close to a billion people worldwide are hungry and 16,000 children die of hunger each day.
With a goal of reaching 200,000 young people, it’s time to get involved and make your own mark in your local community by visiting Make Your Mark Week to pledge an action and join the movement.