Social Media in Action – Houston Tweeters Join Interfaith Ministries

houston holiday tweet driveThis year marks the second year that Houston tweeters and local business sponsors will join forces with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston to create a special holiday gift drive for underprivileged children in the greater Houston area.

The 2nd Annual Holiday Tweet Drive was put together last year by Joelle Eid and other social media mavens in the area to help spread the word through social media avenues on the needs of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.  The event was so successful, Joelle Eid decided this would be an annual event. The goal of the Tweet Up is to provide food, drinks and holiday cheer to Houston Tweeters, posters and bloggers while holding a toy and book drive for those children who will receive no other gifts this year.  Local sponsors of the event include Oh My! Pocket Pies, Beaver’s Ice House, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Graham’s Texas Tea, Paula’s Texas Spirits and Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

The Tweet Up organizers decided to partner with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Interfaith Ministries (IM) is a diverse non-profit organization that brings people of different faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service in an effort to demonstrate their shared beliefs.  IM focuses on four areas of service in the community including Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston, Refugee Services in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response, and Interfaith Relations.  You can learn more about Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston HERE.

Word of this event is spread entirely through web-based social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and local bloggers.

WHEN: December 15, 7 PM

WHERE: Caroline Collective, located at 4820 Caroline St.

ADMISSION: Attendees are asked to bring a new toy or book to the event.

Keep up with news about this event on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/HOUTweetDrive

Attendees can RSVP through Eventbrite at http://houtweetdrive.eventbrite.com.

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