Updated: Nov 24
Spreading So Much Cheer This Year!
This holiday season is bringing you a sleigh overflowing with goodies! Where did Santa fit it all? We have a new long sleeve Christmas tee, a brand spankin' new Christmas album, and a 2 band live performance to wrap up GivingTuesday! Holy night, that's a lot of awesomeness! To get in on the action, get your scroll on:
R4R T-Shirt Fundraiser
Show off your holiday cheer with this years long sleeve holiday tee!
All proceeds from T-shirt sales go directly to helping local families in the Mahoning Valley. We even use a local company to print the shirts. Thanks Artistics of Warren, OH! This years tee is cheeky and fun and we know you are too! Check out our store to get your personal holiday wrapping.
R4R Christmas Album Compilation
Have a hankering for some Christmas jams? We got your fix! We have gathered nine local artists and 1 group of R4R troubadours, to record and deliver holiday happiness to your ears! Your season will be merry with this album streaming on your favorite music service. Check out the R4R Events Blog for more details or go straight to The Shop to get your hands on the digital stylings. Your donation this year has legs, bundle the Christmas compilation album with the Christmas shirt and score a discount! **Album and Christmas tee bundle will be available shortly.**
French Blue plus 2 and Party of 2 Live Music Streaming Show
Because you rock, and you are gonna set your alarm to get up early and donate on GivingTuesday morning, R4R is going to thank you on GivingTuesday night. See what donating gets you!
We have lined up 2 local bands for a streaming show on Facebook Live. You can tune in by going to Rock4Reason's Facebook Live page on November 30th, from 6:30-9pm. We can't thank you enough, but we are sure gonna try, with a live music double header!
Facebook and GivingTuesday - Happy Non-Profit Day to Us!!
We know you are awesome, and we have a way to take your awesomeness to the next level. On November 30, 2021 at 8am ET, you will be able to have your donation boosted by Facebook. The donations will be boosted on a first come, first serve basis, so get that coffee going and donate as soon as you can that morning. Here is how it works:
What is happening on Facebook for GivingTuesday?
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. To help raise awareness of charitable causes and encourage donors’ generosity, Meta will match $8 million USD in qualifying donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday. Matching begins on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 8am Eastern Time. How matching works Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $8M USD fund has been met. First: Matching 100% of the first $2M For the first $2million, Meta will match 100% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Meta will also donate $10. Second: Matching 10% after For the remaining $6M, Meta will match 10% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Meta will donate $1. Understand match caps Metta will match donations to qualifying nonprofits up to:
$100,000 USD total donations matched per nonprofit
$20,000 USD in qualifying donations per donor
When matching will start Matching begins on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 8am Eastern Time. Meta will continue matching qualifying donations to nonprofits until the $8M match runs out.
Who is eligible for matching?
Any US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization eligible to receive donations on Facebook may be matched. That's R4R!
See what we mean, this is a really big deal.
So, repeat after me: "On November 30th, 2021 at 8am ET, I will be awake and on my computer, smartphone, tablet or similar device. I will log onto Facebook and click on the Rock4Reason GivingTuesday link. I will be amped up on breakfast food and lots of caffeine and ready to smash the donate button to make sure my dollars make it into the 100% match batch. I am an incredible person and I want to help local families when they need it most!" It's true, you are incredible!!
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whew, you made it to the end of this blog. you are an incredible person! We know that we can't do any of this without all of your generosity!
Thank you for helping us, help those in need.
-The Rock4Reason Team
Rock4Reason is 100% volunteer. This ensures that all money raised goes directly back to local families in the Mahoning Valley that are battling cancer or are coping with terminal illness. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance, contact us through our 4Support page.