Inspired by the response to our effort to raise awareness about and funds for @LanakilaPacific and their Meals on Wheels program through Twitter, we’re doing it again.
Over the next 12 days (until noon on Christmas Eve), for every new Twitter follower to @HonuaConsulting we will donate $1 to @IHSHonolulu (up to $500). As a leading agency that provides assistance to the homeless, we believe IHS’s mission is one we should all be supporting. You can learn more about this incredible program at www.ihshawaii.org
Some have asked: why would an environmental company be donating to human services programs?
The answer is simple: we believe it is near impossible for people be to concerned about environmental issues when they don’t have food or a home. As much as we love animals and nature, in this company, we put ensuring that people have the basic necessities of life first. This means working so our kupuna have food; children receive basic nutrition, education and medical care; and that everyone has somewhere safe and warm to be on Christmas.
So how can you help?
1. Become a follower if you’re not
2. Share the message if you’re a follower (and not just on Twitter, share it on Facebook, Google+, whatever social media you use)
3. Donate yourself if you can
This isn’t just about increasing followers, this is about increasing awareness. We want to increase awareness about the need to give to programs like Lanakila Pacific and IHS. We want people to understand that social media can be used to make their communities a better place.
We believe in the power of people. We also believe that people are good and that their goodness shines brightest when given the opportunity to help others.
We just want to do all we can to help people have a good Christmas, and we’re asking you to help.
Trisha Kehaulani Watson, JD, PhD
Owner, Honua Consulting