For every 1000 tweets that includes the hashtag #HomelessTurkey, 10 turkeys will be donated to Good Shepherd.
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Turkeys can't tweet, but they can eat.
This Thanksgiving, Good Shepherd is using the power of Twitter to help
feed Toronto's homeless. From October 9 to 11, for every 1000 tweets
that include the hashtag #HomelessTurkey, 10 turkeys will be donated to Good Shepherd's annual Thanksgiving
meal. In addition, every time someone includes #HomelessTurkey in a tweet, a small portion of feed will be dispensed from Good
Shepherd's innovative hashtag-powered feeder to three lucky turkeys
that have been spared from their Thanksgiving fate.
Tweet a turkey and watch it eat live at HomelessTurkey.com.
"It's hard to give money or food to every homeless person you pass on
the street, but it's very easy to tweet," said Brother David Lynch,
Executive Director of Good Shepherd. "Not only can Toronto help us feed
as many people as possible this holiday season, but by spreading the
word socially, they are also helping us raise awareness for the food
and shelter Good Shepherd provides year-round for our city's less
Good Shepherd serves more than 1200 meals to the homeless everyday, more
than any other organization in Toronto. Well known on the streets of
Toronto as a place to get a hot meal, clean clothes and a safe, clean
bed for the night, Good Shepherd is a leading provider of comprehensive
services to homeless, disadvantaged and marginalized people in the
About Good Shepherd Ministries
Good Shepherd Ministries is a charity located in downtown Toronto. They
have been providing food, shelter, clothing and other vital services
for homeless and vulnerable people since 1963. Good Shepherd Ministries
strives to promote and protect human dignity. Learn more at goodshepherd.ca
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For further information:
Jen Corelli, blackjet inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 647.997.8496
Adrienne Urquhart, Good Shepherd, email@example.com , 416-869-3619 x. 223