There is nothing better than the incredible generosity of LITweetupers. I have been truly proud to work alongside you all for the last few years to help raise money and collect food for Island Harvest and always with the core idea of LITweetup in mind: get enough passionate people together, sharing with each other and incredible things will come out of it.
This year let's grow a bit and see if we can't push ourselves to help feed even more of our neighbors in need. Let's do a month of LITweetup Helps, starting with the meetup at artspace Patchogue (September 27th) and ending with the events during our partnership with Long Island Restaurant Week (November 4th - 11th). Can we as a community with extensive personal networks encourage many smaller events with the goal of great conversation and great generosity? Events like dinner parties with friends, lunch-ins at the companies we work at and own, meetups for clients to grow their brands, food drives at our places of worship, etc.
I'm betting we can and I think we should. I'll be reaching out to many of you over the next couple of weeks for your help and ideas to improve on my kernel of an idea. All of our best work in the past have been shaped and molded by the brilliance of our community, never by just one person; I know this years LITweetup Helps will be no different.
Let's help Island Harvest in their great work and let's work together to feed our hungry neighbors.