We’ve talked a few times about social media and have conversed with many on our MySpace, Facebook and Twitter accounts. One of the first social media experiences we had last year involved the observation of a comment from a mom who was busy looking for a suitable t-shirt for her son. He was non-verbal and had autism. She suggested that parents buy day-glo/neon colored shirts for vacations and other occasions so that children could be more easily identified. What a great tip! We plan to apply that very idea for our upcoming Arms Around Autism event this year for our children. We hope to have a few left over for your children as well. We listened and now we are ready to take it to the next level and we are depending on you!
WE NEED YOU
Social media has been great for Children’s Care. It allows organizations to converse with our audiences. We have made some great friends and acquaintances. Now we need our audiences and friends (new and old) now more than ever. In case you’ve not heard, April 25, 2009 marks the date for our 2nd Annual Arms Around Autism event held at the main facility of Children’s Care - 2501 W. 26th Street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We’d love to have you participate in a simple time of awareness. No dollars are being requested. We simply want to let people know about who we are and what we do in the field of autism. Now, this is where you come in:
Below you will see 3 t-shirt designs. To put it simply - we are trusting YOU with the design this year. Tell us which one you like. The winning t-shirt design will be announced in roughly 10 days (on or about March 23, 2009). And then between April 1 and April 25 we will be giving away these t-shirts through our social network channels. If you don’t already, follow us on our social media networks here, sign up for our monthly email or follow the RSS feed on our blog.