Every Thanksgiving, I have a horrible habit of eating myself into a “food coma.” I don’t just put some turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes on my plate. I pile that plate a mile high with everything on the buffet table. And after I eat all that food, I sit on the sofa, flip on A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and proceed not to move for the next few hours while I digest all that tryptophan.
Nothing in the world can move me while I try to digest a Thanksgiving meal. Usually nothing.
This year, things were different. During a television commercial, I managed to move my arms just enough to check my e-mail on my phone. I ended up coming out of my food coma entirely when I saw that Communities In Schools was named one of Nonprofit Tech 2.0’s “50 Nonprofits to be Grateful for This Thanksgiving.”
In the spirit of gratitude and giving and in celebration of Thanksgiving, the popular social media blog listed 50 of their favorite nonprofits that serve American society. And Communities In Schools is so honored and thankful to have made the cut!
Nonprofit Tech 2.0 was created and is managed by Heather Mansfield, author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits and owner of DIOSA Communications. Nonprofit Tech 2.0 is a valuable resource for organizations working to utilize the Internet for social good.
Communities In Schools was chosen for the honor because “America ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math.” Nonprofit Tech 2.0 recognized the hard work we do across the country to provide students with the resources they need to focus in school and succeed.
Learning of the blog’s honor definitely woke me up from my food coma, and made me so grateful this Thanksgiving to work for an organization recognized for making such a positive difference in the lives of children and their families.