For those of you who don’t like words and reading and stuff, you can donate here: Tweet4Meat.
As I write this, I’m eating a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich–which is like the most delicious Triple Crown of animal products this side of the magical turducken. All too often, we take for granted that we can pop down to the store and buy anything we want to eat, or after a few beers, all of the things.
However, to be a little less uplifting, there are millions of people in this world who don’t get to transition from a pumpkin spice latte to a peppermint mocha. Tweet4Meat gives you an opportunity to help those less fortunate and lead them down the path of hating kale.
Yes, this again. In the last three years, #Tweet4Meat has raised $15,452 for Heifer International. If all of that money was spent on honey bees, it could create 515 bee beards for those in need. Spent on women’s empowerment? 56 girls get to go to school. #Tweet4Meat is a great opportunity to help the international community and to raise people out of poverty.
What is Tweet for Meat?
#Tweet4Meat is a week-long event where some of the brightest and funniest people on Twitter tell jokes and encourage people to donate to Heifer International so that we can make the world a better place. This year it starts on Taco Tuesday, December 9th and runs through Taco Tuesday, December 16th.
Who is Heifer International?
Their own words are better than mine:
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.
When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
What Can I Do to Help?
The most important thing you can do is to donate here: Tweet4Meat2014. You can also favorite and retweet the Tweet4Meat jokes you enjoy and write your own with the #Tweet4Meat hashtag. Please note: We do not get some mythical donation for every retweet. That would be cool, but it doesn’t exist. Tweet and retweet with enthusiasm, but don’t forget to donate!
I’m a Vegan, Why Should I Help? Also, Did I Mention I’m a Vegan? Vegan.
Some people are under the misconception that #Tweet4Meat is paying to airlift hamburgers to remote places in the world. Those people are dumb. Heifer International supports sustainable agriculture and education. Including helping to empower women in places where they’ve never even heard of a Kardashian. Now, just because you can waddle down to the gluten free, vegan frozen yogurt shop whenever you want, doesn’t mean everyone else can.
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