#SocialMediaSanta has been nominated for a 2015 CIPR Award

I’m incredibly excited that #SocialMediaSanta has been nominated for a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Scotland Award. Something that started out as a really simple idea I had in 2012 has snowballed in to a campaign that last year provided thousands of toys to homeless children across Scotland – thanks to your generosity and the amazing hard work of Shelter Scotland. Watch this space and follow the #SocialMediaSanta hashtag to find out how we get on at the awards tomorrow and to take part in the 2016 campaign.

Become a #socialmediasanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember

12th Dec is the final submission date for gifts.

For the last three years the good people of Twitter have come together to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember. Shelter Scotland have hundreds of boys and girls – aged from 6 months to 16 years – at their families projects who might not get a present this year. There’s over 4000 kids homeless in Scotland right now.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference to these children, so why not join us as a #SocialMediaSanta. Here’s how:

– Check out this year’s best books for kids, top toys and great games. Lots of which are under a tenner.

– Select an online retailer or support a local toy shop and pick a gift.

– If buying online: Add to Basket, use Shelter’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message using the ‘gift’ option if available. Shelter Scotland would like to thank you personally for your gift.

– If buying in a local toy shop: Send to Shelter Scotland (address below) or drop it off at their office. Include ‘#socialmediasanta’ and your contact details on the outside of the parcel if possible. Shelter Scotland would like to thank you personally for your gift.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present very happy this year.

Here’s the full address for Shelter Scotland, they’ll be distributing presents to the families projects in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Dundee:

Social Media Santa, Shelter Scotland, Scotiabank, 6 South Charlotte street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AW

I’m not sending out cheesy corporate gifts this year, instead I’ll be sending a present on behalf of each of my clients. Lets make it a really special Christmas. Help spread the word by sharing this blog post and using the #SocialMediaSanta hashtag across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Why not take a photo of the gift you bought and use the hashtag!

Give a homeless child a Christmas to remember – become a #SocialMediaSanta

Social media santa

For the last two years the good people of Twitter have rallied together to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember. Shelter Scotland have hundreds of boys and girls – aged from 6 months to 16 years – at their families projects who might not get a present this year. In total there’s 4754 kids homeless in Scotland right now.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference to these kids, so why not join us as a #SocialMediaSanta. Here’s how:

– Check out some of the best books for children, top toys and great games. Lots of which are under a tenner.

– Select an online retailer or support a local toy shop and pick a gift.

– If buying online: Add to Basket, use Shelter’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message using the ‘gift’ option if available. Include ‘#SocialMediaSanta’ and your contact details if possible. Shelter Scotland would like to thank you personally for your gift.

– If buying in a local toy shop: Send to Shelter Scotland (address below) or drop it off at their office. Include ‘#socialmediasanta’ and your contact details on the outside of the parcel if possible. Shelter Scotland would like to thank you personally for your gift.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present very happy this year.

Here’s the full address for Shelter Scotland, they’ll be distributing presents to the families projects in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Dundee:

Shelter Scotland, Scotiabank, 6 South Charlotte street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AW

 

I’ll be sending a toy this week, I’d urge everyone who follows me on twitter to do the same. Lets make it a really special Christmas. Help spread the word by sharing this blog post and using the #SocialMediaSanta hashtag.

Four days left to be a #SocialMediaSanta

There’s just four days left to place your free delivery order with Amazon if you want to make it in time for Christmas. If you pay for delivery you’ve got a wee bit longer.

So it’s time to choose your present, make a homeless kid happy this year and join us as a #socialmediasanta

As you know we’ve decided to ditch corporate gifts this year. Instead we’ve given gifts on behalf of all our clients – making them each a #socialmediasanta.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference this Christmas, why not join us as a #socialmediasanta. Here’s how:

– Check out Amazon’s best selling toys & games. Lots of which are under a tenner. Other online retailers are available.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to Basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message using the ‘gift’ option.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your Amazon orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? I’ll be sending a toy to the Blantyre project this week, I’d urge everyone who follows me on twitter to do the same. Lets make it a really special Christmas!

You can let your followers know about it using the hashtag #socialmediasanta

 Here’s the top ten gifts Third Sector Lab have given so far on behalf of our clients…

 

Quantity
Price

BrainBox Inventions – Green Board Games

£9.81

You save:£0.19 ( 1%)

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Trilogy Classic boxed set – Suzanne Collins; Paperback

£11.99

You save:£11.98 ( 49%)

 

 

 

The LEGO® Ideas Book – Daniel Lipkowitz; Hardcover

£8.50

You save:£8.49 ( 49%)

 

 

 

Medical Carrycase – Peterkin

£8.49

You save:£0.50 ( 5%)

 

 

 

BrainBox World – Brainbox: The World

£8.81

 

 

 

The Creativity Hub Rory’s Story Cubes – The Creativity Hub

£8.19

You save:£1.81 ( 18%)

 

 

 

Charades For Kids Game – Paul Lamond Games

£6.95

You save:£4.00 ( 36%)

 

 

 

Super Stomp Rocket Kit – TKC

£10.43

You save:£1.56 ( 13%)

 

 

 

Tomy Screwball Scramble Game – Tomy

£8.99

You save:£4.00 ( 30%)

 

 

 

Caption It Card Game – John Adams

£11.00

You save:£8.99 ( 44%)

 

 

 

 

Ditch the corporate Christmas gifts this year – become a #socialmediasanta

White_led_christmas_tree

Nobody wants a desk-sized LED Christmas tree with your company logo on it. Do your clients a favour this year and ditch the corporate Christmas gifts. Instead, become a #socialmediasanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember. So instead of ordering 50 of those tacky trees give a present to a child on behalf of each of your clients.

That’s exactly what I’m doing this year. If you’re a Third Sector Lab client you’ll each be giving an amazing present to a kid at Shelter Scotland’s Blantyre Families Project. No nasty branded desk calendar for you, I like you to much.

It’s a dead easy concept:

– Pick an online retailer who sells toys.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

#SocialMediaSanta, Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

 

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? 

You can let your Twitter followers know about it by sharing this blog post and using the hashtag #socialmediasanta 

 

 

Oi Twitter – Lets all be a #socialmediasanta

Santa

Creative Commons image thanks to Axel Bührmann via Flickr.

Shelter Scotland have lots of kids from homeless families at their South Lanarkshire services who might not get a present this year.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference this Christmas, why not join me as a #socialmediasanta. Here’s how:

– Check out Amazon’s best selling toys & games. Lots of which are under a tenner.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to Basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your Amazon orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? I’ll be sending a toy to the Blantyre project this week, I’d urge everyone who follows me on twitter to do the same. Lets make it a really special Christmas!

You can let your followers know about it using the hashtag #socialmediasanta