Just over a year ago, @melanieminnaar posted a Tweet on Twitter suggesting that it would be great if the SA Twitter community (SA Tweeps) could donate blankets to those in need this winter.
In 2010, #TBD raised over 700 blankets that were distributed to organisations and needy people.
Well, the power of social networking and the strength of the SA Tweep community has flexed its muscles and this idea has grown into a full blown initiative with national interest.
There are 800 000 Tweeps in SA. If 1% contribute we can raise 8 000 blankets.
NewsCafe at Artscape
The inspirational Cape Town #TBD venue is NewsCafe at Artscape – D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town. The deserving beneficiary is Operation Shoebox who are also active on Twitter as @Shoe_Box_Girl, http://www.operationshoebox.co.za
Your host is @alambchop. Meet at 16:30:00, on the 2011-06-04, and bring a blanket. Enjoy the coffee!