Next week Tuesday, November 27, 2018 is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving, that happens after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In support of Giving Tuesday, Facebook and PayPal have partnered to match donations made on Facebook to nonprofits up to $7 million. So cool, right?
Why are we sharing this with our community?
We are sharing this with our community of supporters because we truly believe you can help us take advantage of this match opportunity.
How can our community help this Giving Tuesday?
1) On Monday evening, November 26, 2018, create a Facebook Fundraiser on behalf of Daniel Trust Foundation by clicking here. 2) Set a fundraising goal of $100 or more and schedule your fundraiser to end on December 31, 2018. 3) Write a title and share a personal story on why you are raising money for Daniel Trust Foundation. 4) For the cover photo, use the existing photo, unless you have another photograph you'd like to use. 5) Today think about 3-5 close friends and family members you are friends with on Facebook you'd like to invite to make a gift to your Facebook Fundraiser.
If you get 5 friends to donate $20-$25 each, you will raise $100 and Facebook and PayPal will match those donations, bringing the value of your fundraiser to $200. Donations to your Facebook Fundraiser must be made on November 27th starting at 8:00 AM (ET) to qualify for the Facebook and PayPal match.
How will the funds you raise be used?
The funds you raise will be used to support low-income students in our High School Mentoring Program like Reyes Huerta, an Alumni of the program and a Scholar in our Scholarship Program attending Fairfield University on a full-tuition scholarship. Students who participate in our Mentoring Program receive free SAT prep in their Junior year for 2 hours/week for 15 weeks. In their Senior year, the students receive free support with applying to college and for financial aid, and other resources they need to succeed in life. This past Spring, Daniel Trust Foundation provided 610 hours (valued at $73,200) of free SAT prep to 19 low-income students in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City.
What is our goal for Giving Tuesday?
We have a very modest goal. We would love to have 10 loyal supporters of Daniel Trust Foundation create a fundraiser this Giving Tuesday. If each fundraiser raises $100, that will be $1,000 raised and with the match from Facebook and PayPal, the total raised will double to $2,000. We truly believe this is doable if you step up and help us, not only raise much needed funds for a program that impacts so many kids, but also raise awareness. More people need to know how amazing Daniel Trust Foundation is, don't you agree? :)
What happens now until November 27th?
We are available to help guide you with the process of creating a Facebook Fundraiser and give you tips on peer-to-peer fundraising. If you are in, meaning you want to be one of the 10 supporters who create a Fundraiser for us this Giving Tuesday, please let us know by sending us an email. We truly hope you will accept our invitation. As you know, we consider you to be a member of our team and the students who benefit from our programs and services are counting on your advocacy now more than ever. Please help!