Petya I. Edwards Foundation Utilizes Social Media to Raise Awareness

When it comes to getting information to as many people as possible very quickly, social media has proven to be the best medium of communication. No longer only for teenagers, social media has played an interesting and very important role in the marketing of non-profit organizations. As a way to raise awareness about issues and update people on developments, social media is the best tool out there.

Petya I. Edwards Foundation is now utilizing social media and would love to connect to all its supporters and followers via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Foundation provides updated information pertaining to fundraising events and work that is being accomplished by the organization. Furthermore, sites such as Facebook will provide a place for people who have worked with or benefitted from the Petya I. Edwards Foundation to tell their stories and to support others who are involved. The goal of Petya I. Edwards Foundation, in regard to the use of social media, is to simply raise awareness and provide a forum in which to create a positive community of supporters.

Petya I. Edwards Foundation is the effort of Petya Edwards to continue the philanthropic work she started in Bulgaria here in America. Petya is committed to helping underprivileged children and families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Foundation offers education and support, both financial and emotional, to those in need. Not simply a hand-out, the goal of the Foundation is to provide the necessary skills that these families need to become once again independent and successful.

You can follow Petya Edwards on Twitter, @petyaedwards, or on LinkedIn. You can also join the Petya I. Edwards Foundation group on Facebook. To help raise awareness about the cause, you can also “like” the Facebook Petya I. Edwards FOUNDATION page. You can also learn more about Petya I. Edwards Foundation at www.pedwards.org.

Your contributions, both of support and donations, are welcome and highly appreciated. By utilizing social media to raise awareness about the needs of the community, Petya I. Edwards Foundation will be able to help more people than ever.

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An invisible deadly web virus is spreading so the gang came together to raise awareness.

Papa Smurf: Did you know that up til 1990, homosexuality was considered a mental disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO)?

Little Green Man (LGM): Seriously? Humans are so backwards.

Rainbow Teddy (RT): This is why every year on May 17, we have decided to join up and bring awareness on social media.

Tigger: United we stand. To quote a tweet commonly attributed to (an unconfirmed) Morgan Freeman: “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.”

In Hong Kong, homophobia is still a huge problem. For most of my adulthood I have lived in New York mostly as I wish to distance myself from my family in order to not negatively affect them because of who I am.

I hope that one day I can just be.

For more information, visit www.homophobiaday.org/

# About The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is an annual event celebrated every May 17. It is coordinated by the Paris-based "IDAHOBIT Committee", founded and presided over by Frenchman Louis-Georges Tin. The day aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work.

May 17 was the day that homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobi…

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