In recent years, social media has taken society by storm; it helps organize and distribute information; it allows large audiences to hear a message; and it can unify a community. Yesterday, we received a rather creative food drive put together by Sonnet Schulz. Sonnet, who in the last three years helped arrange food drives within the community for
HSP, organized a peanut butter and jelly drive using Facebook
to display the event in late November.
The event got some attention and soon after her family, friends,
co-workers and people in the community began donating the different food items
to her home. When asked about her food
drive Sonnet explained, “I offered a peanut butter and jelly drive because it
is simple, fun, and everyone can relate.” She later gave details to why
Facebook was her choice to host the event saying, “it was easier to reach the
people that I keep in touch with. I could
also take pictures, could give updates, and get the word out about HSP.” Facebook allowed her to reach a larger audience
as the information could be shared between common hearted individuals within
her network. The food drive yielded three large boxes of peanut butter, sun
butter for those with peanut allergens, and jelly that will be for the needy
|Peanut Butter, Sun Butter, and Jelly|
Sonnet and her Facebook friends found a way to provide a focused yet fun way to help the families in need in our community. We want to thank Sonnet and her Facebook friends and family that contributed to the wonderful donation. We share this story to inspire and encourage our supporters looking for ways to help, by continuing to think of new ways to be involved. To get further ideas for different need based drives you can visit our website at Humanitarianservice.org or give us a call at (630) 221-8340.