Tonight was the first GeeksWhoGive event, a food drive for Philabundance. National Mechanics had a full house and each attendee brought at least 6 non-perishable items. All this resulted in about 900 pounds of food collected for Philabundance. Though the event officially ended a 9pm it won’t be the last you hear from the GeeksWhoGive.
This past Monday was the inaugural meeting of Refresh Philly. This first meeting was more of a brainstorming session between the twenty attendees. What came out of that meeting was a desire to promote Philadelphia. The group would work in conjunction with many of pre-existing groups here in Philly. Meeting the first Monday of the month, with meetings featuring two speakers covering different topics. This is to promote a cross pollination of people and ideas, as well as increasing the potential audience beyond that of any particular discipline.
To find out more, check out RefreshPhilly.org or the Refresh Philly’s group on Google. If you’re in Philly on January 12th, come join us. You’ll need to RSVP as it takes place on the 45th floor on the Comcast Center, where the view alone is worth a visit.
Another Philly based event is the GeekWhoGive Food drive and Tweetup next Tuesday (Dec 9) from 6-9pm, at National Mechanics in Old City. The food drive is collecting non-perishable food for Philabundance the areas largest food bank. As an added incentive local food podcasters Fork You will lead a cooking demo at 7pm, along with drink specials and raffle prizes. Cover charge is 5 non-perishable food items (welcome to bring more). Check the site for updates and additional info.