Day of Caring with Hepatitis Education Project

This year I proudly represented Krill Systems and participated with NPowerNW & the United Way of King County to offer Social Media Coaching; It was just one of the projects available during the combined September 16 “Day of Caring” event. I was one of 25 recruited social media “mavens” (cough, cough) to volunteer as coach for 25 non-profit organizations that need help taking their social media practices to the next level. It was great to team up with Maureen Oscadal, Program Director of Hepatitis Education Project of Seattle. Here’s a little video which we created while we shared the day!

The party music was thumping at the United Way’s After Party in Seattle.

Microsoft gave generous matching gifts and there were over 120 companies volunteering at different non-profits across Seattle. Volunteer activities ranged from setting up computer networks, painting, weeding, and assembling furniture. One guy I spoke with told me his job was to pour kitty litter in buckets of old used paint! He said it wasn’t so bad. The after party attendees entered drawings for terrific prizes such as free smartphones and a cruise from Holland America!

Everyone I spoke to at the after party was very happy to share the day with the greater community. There was synergy between all the  ‘happy shiny people’ around the room as everyone recounted their stories of the day (and drinking a brew or two while noshing on some treats).  It feels good to exchange and share new experiences. The simple act of caring for one another is so powerful. Let’s do this again next year!

Here’s the United Way of King County’s photostream