The Twitter Phone for Toys for Tots…

The Twitter Phone for Toys for Tots…

Christmas Parenting Help

Parenting Maven

I remember a game we all played as a child called “Telephone”.  It started with one child whispering something in another child’s ear, that child would in turn repeat the saying in the next child’s ear, and so on, and so on, until finally the last child had to say what they heard.

We would all laugh about how messed up the message would be by the time it got around the room.

Well lately, the game of “Telephone” has been replaced with “Twitterphone” and the Motrin Moms controversy is proof that twitterphone has a lot more power than your average telephone.  It can also be used for more than spreading gossip.

In most cases of “telephone” the message keeps getting bigger and bigger until it makes no sense, in the case of Twitter, thanks to it’s 140 characters, the message doesn’t seem to get quite as distorted but it does grow bigger and bigger and spreads faster and faster to all corners of the world.

“With great power comes great responsibility”, wise words from Spiderman’s uncle.

So what are we going to do with all this new found Twitter Power?

Sheryl Loch (@SherylLoch)from All About Health, Family and Fun has a good idea.   After seeing the following Twitter message from friend Sharon McPhearson (@SharonMcP), Sheryl got right to work blogging about the plan and asking fellow Twitter Moms and blogging friends to do the same.

Hoping that Twitter moms can create the same type of impact in favor of Toys for Tots as they did against Motrin

Toys for Tots is the wonderful organization that distributes donated new toys to children who might not otherwise get a gift for the Holidays.

Already the message has reached Twitter friends in Australia, Canada and Great Britain through the efforts of the ladies at the Secret Women’s Business Network (@SWBN).

Now here’s the part where you come in…..

  • While you’re out shopping for your friends and family, stop and buy a new toy for a child in need.
  • Drop off new unwrapped toys at your nearest Toys for Tots Drop-off.
  • If there are no drop-offs in your area, you can make credit card donations at Toys for Tots
  • Spread the word via Twitter using the #TFC (Toys for Christmas) symbol.  This will help us get picked up in Twitter trends.
  • If you are not on Twitter…. use the Telephone and spread the word (think of it as “juicy” gossip..)
  • Blog about it or leave comments on blogs that blog about it.

I love the idea that we can make a difference in the lives of so many children if we just take the time to care.

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