Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless “Tools For Schools” Back To School Jamboree
On June 28, 2012, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless announced the 2012 “Tools for School” Back to School Jamboree and the launch of their new social media site “4hosea.org“. Famous entertainers, Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges have partnered with Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless to speak out against child hunger in Atlanta and support the kickoff of the “4hosea.org” Social Media Campaign.
Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH), a Christian international aid organization, was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. The mission of HFTH states, “To rescue, restore and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient”. HFTH has distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda. Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless follows the principle that education and self-help must fortify charity work so recipients learn to break the cycle of poverty. Under the direction of executive director, Elisabeth Omilami, she is continuing to keep the vision of her parents, Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams alive.
The 2012 “Tools for Schools” Back to School Jamboree will be held on July 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. at Turner Field. The jamboree will provide 3,500 children and teachers with school supplies that are needed for the upcoming school year. With the introduction of “4hosea.org“, it will utilize social media in ways including: to bring awareness to how Hosea is helping the community, promote upcoming events, raise funds for the organization, and to connect more with their supporters. Along with “4Hosea.org”, Hosea has launched live Twitter and Facebook news feed in order to become more visible in the online community. Also, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless introduced the use of mobile giving in order to donate to the organization through cellular devices. In order to find out more information about the new social media campaign or to make a donation, please visit 4hosea.org. They can be found on Twitter at “@4Hosea” and like their Facebook page “Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless”.
Popular national entertainers, Clifford “TI” Harris and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges are lending their support to kick-off the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH) on-line social media campaign “www.4hosea.org “. “It’s the 21st Century and people passionate about a cause and eager to bring about social change can connect through social media. “It is imperative that nonprofits learn how to become visible in social media by using the right medium for the task at hand,” based on a study conducted by Ventureneer and Caliber, experts who understand the theories as well as the reality of making businesses thrive. HFTH and “www.4hosea.org ” will utilize social media in several ways including:
1. Making it easier for those who utilize the internet to give and see the immediate results of their giving by sharing the stories of the families we serve
2. Promote Offline Events On Social Media to increase branding and community participation
3. Offer volunteer opportunities exclusive to Social Media Channels
4. Host social media collective events like todays “Tweet Up” party
5. Connect our social media with email campaigns raising funds and “listening” to the needs and concerns of our “guests”, donors, volunteers and the general public
6. To connect our vast community of supporters with each other and effectively utilize their skills and talents to support sustainability for the organization
The “www.4hosea.org ” Social Media Campaign will increase visibility for our year-round programs, but will immediately focus on our annual TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS BACK TO SCHOOL JAMBOREE which will be held on July 21st 2012, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Turner Field providing many services including much needed school bags and supplies to students and teachers for the upcoming school year.
Please visit the micro site at www.4Hosea.org to make a donation and follow what’s happening. #4Hosea #4AChange
Contributing Writer, Chauntel Toomer