The other day I was having a conversation with my best friend Willie, trying to explain to him why he needed to get on Twitter, i.e. my latest addiction. I felt I was providing a good argument but he wasn’t really buying anything I was saying. Well, two days ago I found a perfect argument why Twitter is a good thing: WNBA player Charde Houston.
You see, after going from homeless and living in a car to University of Connecticut standout to WNBA All-Star, Charde started a foundation called Y.O.U., or Youth Opportunities Unlimited. It’s in the beginning stages but she wasted no time making a difference. When she heard about an 11-year-old basketball player and her 8-year-old brother in San Antonio who had lost their mother through domestic violence, Charde didn’t hesitate. She set up a PayPal account for the family and has dedicated her Twitter page to reaching out to people for donations. The goal is to raise $3,288.00, representing $2 from each of her Twitter followers. After two days, donations are over $600 and climbing.
I know there are a lot of people that use Twitter for stupid stuff like telling their four followers they’re eating a muffin. But there are instances, like this, where it can really be used for good. Please support Charde’s efforts and help this little girl and her brother, as they try to make sense of this world through this difficult time.
Click HERE to donate. It’s quick and easy.
You can also send checks or money orders to: Rose Sledge P.O. Box 740070. San Diego, CA. 92174.
There are some things that are worth taking the time to do. This is one of them. And it’s only two dollars! Thanks in advance =)