HomeAid recognizes National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 15-21 with annual cell phone drive
In Colorado, there are nearly 18,000 homeless individuals and most are temporarily homeless, meaning they shuffle from one housing site to another, whether an emergency shelter, a relative’s couch or a motel. Remarkably, most of Colorado’s homeless are families with children. HomeAid Colorado, a non-profit that builds dignified housing for the transitionally homeless, is collecting old cell phones to help Colorado’s homeless population.
HomeAid holds its annual cell phone drive the week before Thanksgiving to coincide with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year is no different, but this year HomeAid will continue to collect cell phones through the end of the year.
As anyone who has spent any time on the Internet knows, there’s quite a buzz about social media and online marketing. It seems as if sites like Facebook and Twitter are taking over the world, so how can businesses take advantage? Korisa Geiger, social media producer at Philosophy Communication, a public relations and marketing firm, will discuss ideas for promoting small businesses or nonprofit organizations at Graland High School’s, Back-to-School night on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Regardless of the economic climate, public relations budgets are always under scrutiny. Especially now, however, budgets are tighter than ever, and public relations professionals are expected to move mountains with minimal resources. So what’s a savvy practitioner to do? Come hear Jennifer Miller, principal and co-founder of Philosophy Communication, a public relations and marketing firm, discuss award-winning strategies and tactics her firm used to elevate a small theater production, Girls Only, to marquee status at Denver Center Attractions (DCA). Most importantly, Philosophy Communication put Girls Only on the theatrical map with a budget that would barely cover one month’s salary of a mid-level professional.