On Tuesday Decemeber 13, social media professionals and community builders from the New York City area came together to give back and celebrate the holidays at the Lily’s in the Roger Smith Hotel for the New York City Tweet Drive.
The New York City Tweet Drive was part of Tweet Drive, a global social good campaign that brings together social media communities to collect toys for under-privileged children during the holiday season.
New York’s social media community came out in full force and showed what the holidays are all about – friends, family, drinks, giving back, and more than a few ridiculous Facebook photos.
Thanks to event partners such as HP, Community Managers Meetup, SCVNGR and popchips, New York rocked around the Christmas tree to the tune of over 100 toys collected for Toys for Tots’ Brooklyn chapter! In celebration, there may or may not have been some “Tebowing.”
As the organizer of Tweet Drive, I would just like to say thank you for making this an unforgettable night. While there are many things to do in the city during the holidays, you all chose to spend it with us to give back to a great cause.
Santa Con may have been last Saturday, but for one night at the Roger Smith Hotel, we all got to be our own version of Santa Claus.
This is a guest blog post from Harrison Kratz.
Bio: Harrison Kratz navigates New York City as the Community Manager at MBA@UNC, the new MBA online program from the University of North Carolina. He also sticks to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive.