VIDEO: (Oct 9) For three days, anybody using the hashtag #HomelessTurkey can help feed the hungry at Good Shepherd Ministries while saving the lives of three Turkeys at the same time. Rob Leth reports.
TORONTO – This Thanksgiving you can help feed Toronto’s homeless and save a bird from a dining room table, all with a 140 characters or less.
Good Shepherd is taking to Twitter to help give Toronto’s homeless a Thanksgiving meal by using “#HomelessTurkey.” For every 1,000 tweets using the hashtag, 10 turkeys will be donated to the charity’s annual holiday meal.
Because turkeys need to eat too, every time #HomelessTurkey is used in a tweet, a small portion of turkey food will be dispensed from a hashtag-powered feeder to three birds saved from dinner plates.
You can watch the turkeys gobble down their meal live as you tweet here
“It’s hard to give money or food to every homeless person you pass on the street, but it’s very easy to tweet,” said Brother David Lynch, Executive Director of Good Shepherd, in a press release. “Not only can Toronto help us feed as many people as possible this holiday season, but by spreading the word socially, they are also helping us raise awareness for the food and shelter Good Shepherd provides year-round for our city’s less fortunate.”
The “HomelessTurkey” campaign runs from October 9 to 11.
Good Shepherd Ministries is a Toronto-based charity, providing food, clothing and shelter for the homeless.
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