“We won’t stop” – President Truman….I think?
October is my favorite month of the year. Granted, I’m a bit biased since it is my birthday month. And it includes a holiday where you get to eat unlimited amounts of candy. But you get to eat candy and dress up, so can you really be a hater?
After learning there are over 600,000 people in the United States who are homeless, many of whom are children, Kid President was inspired to spark a movement. Beginning today (October 1st) and lasting through the entire month of October, Kid President and SoulPancake are hoping to activate 1 million people to help the homeless in their neighborhood.
The idea that $600,000 a day is spent to play Candy Crush really hit home for me. That game is seriously addicting. I don’t even want to go there, because trust me, it wouldn’t be pretty.
My friends at Linen, Lace, and Love and I have decided to accept the #Socktober challenge. For everyone who completes any or all of the tasks below during the month of October, we will donate a pair of socks to our nearest homeless shelter.
- Fact: Comment on the Charity Girl Problems and/or Linen, Lace, and Love’s blog post about #Socktober (posted on 10/1) throughout the month of October.
- Fact: Retweet the @CharityGrl_Prob and/or @LinenLaceLove Tweets about #Soctober (posted on 10/1), anytime throughout the month of October.
- Fact: Like the Charity Girl Problems and/or Linen, Lace, and Love #Socktober Facebook post (posted on 10/1), throughout the month of October
- Fact: Like the Charity Girl Problems and/or Linen, Lace and Love #Soctober Instagram post (posted on 10/1), throughout the month of October
Considering more than 2 billion people use the internet each day and 150 million people post pictures of food (& stuff) on Instagram; we have a chance to make a big difference.
So, “let’s all unite to take back the internet and do something great.” As Kid President says, “the time to be awesome is now.”
So let’s all come together, make more friends, and give the world a reason to dance, by helping those transitioning out of homelessness.
“Let’s use the internet for good.”