Bob Collins invited me to speak at the next Boston Social Media Breakfast on Wednesday, December 10th at 8:00 am in Cambridge, MA at the Ryles Jazz Club along with Gradon Tripp and Frank Days. Thanks to the generous sponsors FirstGiving and MarketWire, the event is free and it comes with a good breakfast spread.
Given the topic and the gloomy news, I thought to myself maybe we can do more than talk about it. Maybe we can do something. Realizing that any call to action that makes us look at our wallets might not feel so good. Is there a way to give something that doesn't require cash? So as part of the event we're running a Food Drive to support The Greater Boston Food Bank, asking attendees to bring canned goods and non-perishable foods to the event.
The GiveList is a resource of ways to support communities and causes this holiday season* that don’t necessarily require writing a check. We all know it’s rough out there this year, but that also means that the needs of people and communities are also greater than every. There are a lot of ways that a creative do-gooder can continue to help heal the world.
And we’re betting, actually praying, that you know a bunch of ways that we can help. Share ‘em.
* We’re starting now during the “giving season” but the GiveList can be year-round activities too!
What can you do to give that doesn't require cash and has real world impact? If you're coming to the event here in Cambridge next, don't forget to bring your food donation.