Does anyone remember what life was like before Twitter? Ahhh, those were the good ol’ days of doing your own thing without ever thinking, “Hmmm, I better broadcast my status to a bunch of strangers for the 237th time today so they don’t stop following me.” Perish the thought. Now that we’ve all willingly tossed our anonymity out the window along with our free time, how about converting some of our incessant Twitter-energy into something that will actually benefit charity?
TwitChange is a global celebrity auction site that enables users to bid on the privilege of either being mentioned, followed or retweeted by their favorite public figure. What’s the point, you ask? All of the proceeds from bids placed by you, me, rabid celebrity stalkers, philanthropic individuals and businesses will be given to aHomeInHaiti which offers shelter to homeless Haitians. In all seriousness, social networking may have forever altered our perspective of free time and ego but it has certainly benefited projects like this one, drumming up enough money to help the non-profit purchase $1.5 million emergency tents for those in the earthquake rocked region of Port-au-Prince.
Now, with your participation, aHomeInHaiti will be able to build a school and housing facility for special needs children. Beginning Wednesday, September 15, just hunt down your favorite entertainment or sports celebrity, bid for an opportunity to have them follow you or retweet your Twitter ramblings and make a difference in the world! Eva Longoria explains the process — which runs through Saturday, September 25 — below!