New Media Dayton Gives Back – “Pajama Drama” Project

November 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm 4 comments

New Media Dayton launched last Saturday with a meetup at The Pub (at The Greene). Overwhelmingly and enthusiastically, it was decided that while it is all well and good (and FUN) to have get-togethers to share info and network…we really need to find a way to harness the power (the gift!) of social media and give back to our community. (Huge thanks to Leigh Caraciolli for putting into words what has been brewing into many of our hearts!)

I woke up the next morning wondering how to bring this idea into being. Ideas are a dime a dozen, but making them a reality is a different story! I wanted to find a project we could jump into that already had legs and not try to invent something new…in other words, find a worthwhile community project that was already established.

Later that day I found myself at the chiropractor — Dr. Goffe — in Centerville, looking at a flyer on his wall that said “Thanks for Giving to our Community…Dayton Gospel MIssion is in need of the following items…” and I thought PERFECT! I told Dr. G that New Media Dayton is looking for a project to jump into for Thanksgiving holiday time and he volunteered to let us join in on the drive and use his office as a drop-off point. Another reason this seemed perfect to me is that years ago I visited the DG Mission and wanted to find a way to get involved but ended up being pulled in another direction. This downtown Dayton Mission has been around for a long time and is a light in our community.

Allison showing pajamas purchased at Target

A couple of years ago, Chaplain Ken gave me a tour of the soup kitchen and the warehouse where they store food to give out. They have been hit especially hard this year with needs from families and children as our economy shifts and the cost of food only goes up and jobs have been harder and harder to come by. (Besides food, they also give new hats, gloves, pajamas and other items to families in need.)

So here’s where YOU come in. I challenge you to round up support from your co-workers, your family and/or your church community to round up as many BRAND NEW PAJAMAS FOR CHILDREN — I’m calling it “Pajama Drama”. (Click here to read the story behind the project.) Using social media tools round up as much drama and support to amaze and encourage Dayton Gospel Mission with NEW PAJAMAS.

WHEN: December 10th is deadline for collection of pajamas.

WHERE (several options):
(1) Drop off during business hours at Goffe Chiropractic Center, 387 Regency Ridge Dr., Dayton 45459
(2) Bring with you to the Dayton Connect Happy Hour at Madison’s on Thurs/Dec 3rd at 5:30 PM
(3) Drop off during business hours at Lucid Salon — 35 E. Mulberry, Lebanon

Note: Contact me if you want to volunteer your place of business for a drop off location.

WHAT: Brand new (not used!) childrens’ pajamas for kids ages 1 through 16.

If you have ideas on how to make this project even better, please let me know. Please be creative! Use all your social media skills and tools to make this a success. I can’t do this myself…and I don’t want to! Come on and shine…make this first give-back project AWESOME!

New Media Dayton -- Thanks for Giving!

Robin Gentry McGee dropping off warm, new pj's at Goffe Chiropractic


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