This past weekend, my husband and I participated in a nationwide Tweetup for 12for12K and Mom It Forward to support the non-profit organization Yehu.org. Yehu is a microfinance organization in the rural coastal region of Kenya for the poor, by the poor. They provide financial services, business opportunities, and skills training for poor rural entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Yehu’s mission is to enable these entreprenuers to save and earn interest while providing these entrepreneurs access to micro-loans which can help them start or expand their business.
To support Yehu.org, 12for12K and Mom It Forward teamed up and hosted special events throughout the month of April with 100 percent of the proftils going towards the cause.
The San Diego 12for12K charity event was held at the Hard Rock hotel’s newly relaunched rooftop bar and lounge, Float, where fellow San Diego tweeps met up to to help raise funds and awareness. It was great to see so much support and finally being able to meet tweeps in person. In fact, a big congratulations goes out to Rachel Kay Public Relations, Downtown Rob of WebWizards.net, Cinthya “Sugar” Jones, and promotions partner Rich and Creamy for hosting a wonderful event. I especially enjoyed the 12for12k-tini, the photo booth, and look forward to supporting next month’s charity. At the end of the night, the event raised $1500. Awesome work everyone!
To learn more about The 12for12K Challenge and support for Yehu.org, visit the official 12for12K blog.
Since the month of April isn’t over yet, you are more than welcome to chip in for the cause.
Credits: Photos courtesy of James Gose and template created by Leiko Beck Designs.
Hey there Stephanie,
Thank you so much for your support and it’s great to see you had such a blast.
I agree with you 100% – Rachel, Rob and everyone did a great job getting it all together and making it such a success!
Thanks again, and maybe next time I’ll be able to participate 🙂
The event was definitely a hit and I’m happy that so many folks came together to support a fantastic cause. I’m sure the rest of the events nationwide also did well too. There should be a photo gallery at the http://12for12k.org blog. 🙂
And yes, you should definitely come down to San Diego! You must – the weather is absolutely gorgeous.
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Great post! I wasn’t able to attend but the pictures I saw looked awesome. Great group of organizers to make it a successful event.
People helping People! What a great thing! The change is here…”Be the change you want to see in the world.” And it sounds to me that the members of YEHU.org are doing just that. I have recently became involved in charity work – http://DreamsforKids.org – and I have absolutely loved it. I wish everyone could experience charity work at least once in their life. The ability to help others is the greatest gift! Have a great day!
hey Stephanie –
Just found your web site via Twitter and 12for12k. Love the slide show for “about” you … very creative idea. I may have to remix it and show people your creativity by doing one on my blog 🙂
Oh, and i live in SD also!! Bummer i missed this tweetup event.
They have great topics like this one on http://www.energytalkradio.com and donate 30% to charity! Check them out.