Jon Riddick, otherwise known as the “Social Media Stud,” is flexing his online marketing muscles to help Triangle nonprofit, Note in the Pocket (NITP).
Riddick has been volunteering his social media skills to raise awareness about the organization, inspire community involvement, and increase donations.
Riddick also put his online marketing expertise to use to help Note in the Pocket promote their 1st Annual Socks and Undie 5k Rundie, which took place on May 10, 2014.
1st Annual Socks and Undie 5k Rundie
One of Riddick’s biggest tasks involved using social media to promote the Socks and Undie 5k Rundie. This was Note in the Pocket’s 1st Annual fundraiser of this nature, with the race taking place on the grounds of Dorothea Dix Campus in downtown Raleigh.
To help the cause, each 5k Rundie participant was asked to bring a package of new children’s socks and/or underwear.
This, and other money raised from the event went to support the Triangle nonprofit’s mission of clothing impoverished and homeless children throughout Wake County, NC.
Seeing a Need; Volunteering to Make a Difference
Triangle volunteers are as diverse as the nonprofit organizations they work so hard to serve. Riddick is no exception. Neither boastful nor showy, but rather humble, Riddick simply saw a need and wanted to help:
“I had some spare time and was interested in helping an organization that was doing good things and could benefit from my efforts.”
On Riddick’s involvement in using his social media skills to promote the 5k event as well as other tasks, Dallas Bonavita, Executive Director of Note in the Pocket, remarked:
“Jon is a quiet soul whose humble nature and humor makes him a pleasure to work with. He shares what he knows with such ease; it feels like he has always been a part of our team.”
When Riddick isn’t volunteering his time to help nonprofits, like Note in the Pocket, he manages a successful and active social communications website, Explore Raleigh, a site for folks who are interested exploring the Raleigh area – from restaurants to parks, and more. Riddick sums up his work with NITP:
“I had a great experience working with NITP, things went really well, I wish I could have done more, but I intend to stay in touch and help out in the future whenever I can.”
About Note in the Pocket:
Founded in 2005, Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. This Triangle nonprofit believes that no child should be limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. Through their partnership with schools, churches, agencies, individuals, businesses and foundations, Note in the Pocket clothes children with dignity and love.
Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with Note in the Pocket, and get involved today!
This volunteer spotlight is part of Activate Good‘s Pro Heroes Initiative, a 4-month-long initiative in which local professionals volunteer to use their skills to complete high impact pro bono volunteer projects for nonprofit causes around the Triangle. Visit www.activategood.org/proheroes to learn more.