8/30/14 update: We did it! A huge upswell of comments and shares on Friday rocketed us over the finish line! Thanks to you, Shot@Life partner Walgreens will donate 60,000 vaccines to children in need. What an amazing way to finish the month.
If you missed any of the Blogust posts, I hope you'll go back and read them. The stories of "firsts" are all over the map — some are inspiring, others poignant. All are heartfelt and remind us that we're in this together. — Asha
As you know (especially if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook), I'm a participant in this year's Shot@Life #Blogust campaign to donate 60,000 vaccines to children in need.
I set a goal of 500 vaccine donations for my Blogust post, What I Learned By Sending My Kids to Summer Camp. With your help, we not only hit that goal, we surpassed it.
Thank you. Thank you so much. Reading your comments was so powerful. Special thanks to those of you who tweeted the link and encouraged friends to comment as well (Adrienne/@babytoolkit and Homa/@woodrumlaw, you come to mind right away).
All that warmth and generosity didn't just feel good, it directly affected the lives of over 500 kids.
We can do more.
Blogust ends August 31, 2014 and there are still over 10K unclaimed vaccines campaign-wide. Will you help unlock every single vaccine donation?
If the answer is YES, here's what to do right now (choose one or all):
1. Leave a comment on any Blogust post.
Single-word comments, multiple comments…they all count. Here are links to every Blogust post.
2. Leave a(nother) comment on my original Blogust post.
(Not the post you're reading right now; my original #Blogust post here.) Every comment on that post unlocks a vaccine.
3. Click the "Tweet" or "Like" button at the bottom of my original Blogust post.
(Not the post you're reading right now; my original #Blogust post here.) Every social share using those buttons unlocks a vaccine.
4. Tweet using the #Blogust hashtag.
Every original tweet containing #Blogust unlocks a vaccine.
5. "Like" and comment on Instagram posts containing the #Blogust hashtag.
So easy to fire up the Instagram app, search for #Blogust, and then double-tap each photo you see. I just "liked" 50 photos in a minute or two. 50 vaccines: donated.
We can change the lives of 60,000 children right now.
Let's do it. Thank you, friends. You're the best.