The 2010 Holiday Tweet Drive

Because it’s the season to give, I want make sure all of my friends know about the 2010 Holiday Tweet Drive.  If you haven’t heard about Tweet Drive, it’s a wonderful cause. Tweet Drive is a nation-wide toy/clothing drive that uses social media to give back to children who are less fortunate and to spread some Holiday cheer along the way! What makes Tweet Drive different than some of the other tweet ups is there’s no admission fee. Rather than paying a small entrance fee, Tweet Drive asks that you donate a new toy or new article of clothing.  Every donation goes to a local shelter or charity from the city where the Tweet Drive takes place.

According to Harrison Kratz, the creator of Tweet Drive, “The fact that in just 7 short weeks, so many people have come together for this cause is truly amazing.  It not only shows the kindness in people and a widespread holiday spirit, but it also shows the good that social mediums such as Twitter can do.  It brings us together in ways that we could not have thought imaginable.”

When Harrison first told me about TweetDrive, it was forming in a few major cities including New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.  Looking at the schedule today, the movement has penetrated many more cities, with numerous events being held this December.  It’s not too late to participate in a city near you.

Here’s the most updated Tweet Drive schedule for upcoming events:

Date                            City                            Location                    Twitter Handle

Dec 11th Rockford Franchesco’s RKFDtweetdrive
Dec 12th Ocean Springs Ocean Lanes Bowling
Dec 11th Rockford Franchesco’s RKFDtweetdrive
Dec 12th Ocean Springs Ocean Lanes Bowling
Dec 13th Bucks County Triumph Brewery BucksTweetDrive
Dec 14th St. Louis River City Casino STLtweetdrive
Dec 15th Chicago Trader Todd’s CHITweetDrive
Dec 16th Houston Skewers Café HOUTweetDrive
Dec 18th Toledo Mainstreet Bar & Grille Not available yet
Dec 20th Atlanta Tin Lizzy’s ATLTweetDrive
Dec 21st Charlotte Black Finn CHARTweetDrive
New York Chelsea Manor NYCTweetDrive
Dec 22nd DC Black Finn DCTweetDrive
TBD Jacksonville Black Finn Not available yet

Events to date have included:

Date                           City                            Location                   Twitter Handle

Dec. 6th Philadelphia Fieldhouse PHLTweetDrive
Dec. 7th Cincinatti Black Finn CinciTweetDrive
Dec 8th Cleveland Bodies Exhibit CleveTweetDrive
Dec 9th Seattle Club Sur SEATweetDrive
Dec 10th Portsmouth Portsmouth Library

I must disclose that Harrison is my co-host on PRStudCast, our podcast series that kicked off last month on the #PRStudChat blog. Regardless of my affiliation with Harrison, he’s been working diligently on this large Holiday TweetDrive project, joined by many of his peers.  The 2010 Holiday TweetDrive is a great initiative and I hope you will join us in our effort to help children by donating to shelters around the country!  If you need more information feel free to contact Harrison at about the events and how to get involved in your city.  And, if you’re in the NYC area, then I hope to see you at the Dec. 21st event!