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November 13th, 2009

by Bobby Gruenewald

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Social Media Leveraged to Build Kindergarten

This week, a pretty cool thing happened over at the Stuff Christians Like blog. On Monday, Jon Acuff shared an idea with his readers: let’s raise $30,000 to build a kindergarten in Vietnam. He hoped to reach that goal by December 31. Instead, it happened in 18 hours. From 5:00am to 11:00pm, readers donated the full $30,000 so that 240 kids in Vietnam could go to school. Building on the momentum from the overwhelming response, they’ve set their sights on building a second kindergarten by his initial goal of December 31.

It’s great to see social media being used effectively to engage people in causes, particularly financially. There’s a lot we can learn from this.

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  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    That is so cool. Obviously God wanted it to happen!!! Would be awesome if they taught Christ in the school!

  3. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Wow in 18 hours! Churches, wake up! Social Media is a powerful force! Get on it!

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