This year for #GivingTuesday (Nov. 28), we were thrilled to find out that a generous donor is matching all donations up to $5000. THEN we were told that Facebook and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook's charitable giving tools. Donations can be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out (the match will begin November 28th at 8AM EST). Additionally, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.
Not only does this mean that when you give through Facebook your donation will make three times the impact, YOU also have the opportunity to set up your own fundraiser! Will you join us in making this #GivingTuesday the best one yet?
Here's all you need to do...
1.) Starting at 8AM on November 28, click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/clothedinhope/fundraisers/?ref=page_internal, or click Fundraiser on the left-hand side of our main Facebook page.
2.) Click the blue + Raise Money button on the right side of the page, Click Get Started in the pop-up window
3.) Set the goal amount to $1000, and change the end date to Nov. 29, click Next
4.) If you'd like, you can copy/paste the following text in the description:
"Dear friends and family, I'm raising money for Clothed in Hope for #GivingTuesday and I'd love your support. Today ONLY, Facebook is matching every donation up to $1,000! Any amount is appreciated. I've included information about Clothed in Hope below.
Breaking the cycle of poverty, one stitch at a time.
Clothed in Hope's goal is to provide hope to vulnerable women in Lusaka, Zambia through training in sewing and business, in an effort to alleviate poverty at the grassroots level. We believe hope means much more than financial assistance. By empowering women through life-skills training, we want to play a role in renewing their confidence, impacting their culture, and inspiring women across the globe."
5.) The photo generated in the final step is ready to go! Click, Create
6.) Encourage your friends and family to donate by giving total updates throughout the day! People love to see progress, and are more inclined to give when they know they are part of a successful event.
We are beyond excited to invite you to be an even bigger part of our #GivingTuesday efforts this year! Thank you for standing with us as we break the cycle of poverty in Zambia. We are truly grateful!