A big "thank you" to Charlottesville Family Magazine and nTelos Wireless, who have made it possible for the VDM to receive a $1,000 donation through the nTelos Cares program. Check out the details below!
nTelos Wireless, a Virginia-based provider of high-speed, dependable nationwide coverage for less, has donated $1,000 to the Virginia Discovery Museum.
The funds were donated via the company’s nTelos Cares program, which uses partnerships with local bloggers to benefit local nonprofits through social media sharing.
“We are thankful that nTelos Wireless reached out to Charlottesville Family and they chose us to partner with them for this innovative promotion,” said Amy Wicks-Horn, executive director of the Virginia Discovery Museum. “It’s because of local companies and activities like this that we are able to year-after-year engage new supporters and further strengthen our brand in the local community.”
The Virginia Discovery Museum strives to bring young children and families together to engage minds, excite imaginations and explore the world around them. nTelos Wireless partnered with Charlottesville Family, which blogged about the Virginia Discovery Museum and asked its readers to help raise awareness – and funds – for the museum by sharing via Facebook and Twitter.
“We thought using our website and blog to increase awareness of one of our favorite charities was a fantastic idea,” said Jane DeGeorge, editor of Charlottesville Family Magazine. “It not only brought attention to our publication and website, but drove awareness of our Facebook page and the Facebook page of the Virginia Discovery Museum.”
“Every day, people use blogs and social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to communicate about things they are passionate about and the nTelos Cares program encourages the use of these tools to help generate awareness of worthy non-profits in our local community,” said Conrad Hunter, chief operating officer of nTelos Wireless. “It’s great when we can partner with a non-profit and see a grassroots effort start to form and gain momentum all online.”