Why am I standing out in the cold, wrapped in a blanket, and taking pictures of myself? It’s definitely NOT because I love being out in the cold, but it is for a good cause believe me! My cousin Sonia (ok, technically she is married to my cousin but I’m not sure what you call that – cousin-in-law? once removed? she’s good people so I just refer to her as my cousin) works for Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) an organization that makes sure that school aged homeless youth do not fall through the cracks when it comes to getting educated.
Sonia gives her heart and soul to her job and always goes waaaaay above and beyond what anyone would ever expect of her and is always coming up with creative ideas to help bring awareness to her organization. Her latest awareness campaign will have her out in the cold for sure.
For every person who uploads a selfie of themselves outside with a blanket or sleeping bag and tags it with the hashtag #ECYEHitscold, Sonia will spend a minute sleeping outside in the cold. So that means she will spend an hour outside for every 60 selfies that are uploaded. (Make sure you tag ECYEH so they definitely see it and add it to the tally.) You can upload it to ECYEH’s Facebook page, to Twitter with a tag to @ECYEHREG3 or Instagram with a tag to @ECYEHREG3.
How you can participate:
1) Snap a selfie of yourself out in the cold in a sleeping bag or blanket.
2) Upload your selfie to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ECYEHitscold.
3) Be sure to tag ECYEH so they can count your selfie towards Sonia’s time.