Social media allows people to connect in ways they may have otherwise not done so. One example of this is in Mapleton, a small Utah town. Two friends got together and wanted to make a difference in the community. From this desire to make a difference sprang the Tipping Point Community Outreach. It is so simple that anyone can do it.
A Facebook page is created, friends and neighbors invited and voila!
The focus of The Tipping Point Community facebook page to help supply needs to the local Food and Care Coalition. Each week the coalition puts their immediate needs on their website. This list is put onto the facebook page and everyone who wants to participate is welcome to purchase a needed item and to drop it off into a plastic bin set out on one of the members front porches. Every other week the donations are dropped off at the Food and Care coalition. Many people doing a small kindness results in a huge help to those in need.
The cost is spread among many making it easy for anyone at every income level to participate and make a difference in their community. The only set up cost? A bin or container for the front porch.
Thank you Tipping Point Community Outreach for giving us new ideas on how to serve and love others.