Using List.ly to Help end Childhood Hunger in America

A group of HR professionals that leverage social media and blogging are all coming togetherSunday, June 16th to play a friendly game of kickball.  Why?  It’s the start of the annual conference for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) and what better way to start a conference than with some fun, some networking, and most importantly making a change.  The one “cause” that these kickball players are combining forces to raise money for is the No Kid Hungry Campaign.  The players are individually raising funds as well as the game and additional funds being sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice.
No Kid Hungry connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.  This year, more than 16 million children in America will face hunger. That’s one in five. NKH is working to connect hungry kids with the food they need to grow and thrive.
The SHRM Kickball players utilized list.ly to generate awareness of each other’s stories.  As new blogs and stories are created, they are added to the list, and many of the bloggers are embedding the list.ly at the end of their blog posts.  This is generating attention as the list trends from time to time, and also is allowing the community surrounding the kickball fundraiser to see the entire effort unfold.
Today (Tuesday), the group has 2 sponsors donating $1 per tweet each for a tweetathon benefiting the cause.  You can read more information about that here:  tinyurl.com/mcye6kl
Each tweet essentially generating 20 meals for hungry kids in America.  A copy, a paste, and a click.  That’s all it takes today to feed 20 kids.
Here’s a list of all the posts mentioning this initiative. Feel free to embed and share this list via a blog post of your own
NIck Kellet (130 Posts)

Nick’s ventures range from a visual segmentation tool sold to SAP, to an award winning board game. Today, Nick is co-founder of Listly, raising the profile of lists to be on par with Slideshare & YouTube.