Twitter, the popular social networking tool that allows users to answer the question “What are you doing right now?” is great way to keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers. But Twitter is more than just a peek into the lives of others—it’s also a way to let people know about the good work being done by NPF and ask for small donations to help us with our initiatives. The Natural Products Foundation is gearing up to start a Twitter micro-fundraising campaign, which will raise money for a new program to match vitamin and supplement companies with needy health care clinics.
Due to the tough economic climate, many community health clinics that care for those without means to pay are seeing a decrease in funding and an increase in people needing services, dietary supplements and other natural products. All donations from the Twitter campaign will be used by NPF to match each participating vitamin and supplement company with a clinic.
The principal Twitter user heading this campaign is Janis Krums of Elementz Nutrition. If you use Twitter, you can follow Janis here: @jkrums, or, if you would be interested in helping us spread our message on the site, please contact the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who don't use Twitter but would still like to help with the Healthy Match Program, micro-donations ($5, $10, $15 or more) can be made right here: Healthy Match.