On Thursday, April 2nd, Geeks Who Give, a civic minded community group in Philadelphia, will be hosting Philadelphia Futures Game Night and Mentor Drive at Tattooed Mom on South Street from from 6 to 9pm. Admission is a minimum of 1 jump drive or 1 package of school appropriate office supplies (pens, notebooks, highlighters, etc). This is a 21+ event.
Philadelphia Futures is looking for a few good geeks, in the form of new mentors! From board games to card games, and maybe a few made up games, (Werewolf anyone?) G2: Geeks Who Game will be all about old school fun for some new school altruism. Tmom’s is raising the stakes with some amazing specials for this event:
- $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon
- $3.00 Yards Philly Pale
- $3.00, Philadelphia Brewing Company Kenzinger
- $3.00 Hamburgers or Vegan Burgers.
We are reaching out to local voices in the community in an effort to team up, not only to promote Philly, but to raise as much awareness as possible for this very important cause through blog posts, news articles, word of mouth, etc. Would you like to contribute to making this event a success? If so please contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or just simply get involved!
Geeks Who Give: http://www.geekswhogive.org/
GWG Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/geekswhogive
GWG: G2 FB Event Page: http://tr.im/geekswhogame
GWG FB Group: http://tr.im/geekswhogive_fb
Philadelphia Futures: http://philadelphiafutures.org/
Philadelphia Futures Mentoring: http://philadelphiafutures.org/sas_high_school/mentors/
Tattooed Mom: http://tr.im/tmoms
Philadelphia Futures is a local nonprofit that has been helping Philadelphia youth accomplish their dreams of higher education for more than 20 years. What Futures does is match one student with one mentor, beginning in their freshman year. The student/mentor relationship continues until that student graduates high school. Futures provides academic support in the form of tutoring, SAT prep, college visits, advanced course work, and more. Apply now. They have a constant need for new mentors and volunteers. Currently they are seeking at least 60 new mentors for their incoming class.
Geeks all over the world are proving to be open and caring individuals, and the Philadelphia tech scene is no exception. This compassion reaches beyond such limitations as 140 characters on twitter into real life places like Indy Hall, P’unk Ave, IgnitePhilly, The Hactory, Geekadelphia and various local establishments and businesses. Geeks Who Give seeks to mobilize this community to reach beyond its self contained boundaries, to route that amazingly powerful and positive energy to people and causes that really need it.
The Theory: Open Source Community Giving
Everyone has something to contribute. Long term goals include idea, goods & services, and resource banks from which we can draw as well as coordinating volunteer opportunities on an individual basis and organizing large scale volunteer efforts for continued organization-based support
The vision is for this to happen organically, for those things which resonate to surface, and those which don’t to naturally recede. Everyone in the community is invited to participate at whatever level they feel most comfortable — from planning & organizing outreach to attending events — to blogging, promoting and evangelizing the cause. We are more than the sum of our parts, and together, we are capable of anything
We all have something to give. What will you give today?
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