Spread some cheer, buy a t-shirt and get your donation matched!
Get your Jolly on and raise dollars for families in need at the most wonderful time of the year! We know it's not even turkey time, but we don't care!! It's 2020 so all the rules are off. And let's be honest, we could all use a bit of holiday cheer to lift our spirits. For the season, we have a couple of ways for you to take part in helping out! This is a long post, but reading is good for you, keep it up by scrolling down.
R4R T-Shirt Fundraiser
Have you been naughty or nice this year? It doesn't matter, no rules remember!! R4R has created the perfect way to get you an express pass onto the Nice List. It says so, right on the front of the shirt. Some of us may need a spot on the list more than others. You know who you are. And if you've been a good boy or girl, you've already secured your place. Keep it and help out a local family!
In a normal year we would be at the mall wrapping gifts to raise dollars. 2020 is anything but normal. We know you would rather see our smiling faces and get expertly wrapped gifts. Since we can't make that happen, get your own personal wrapping that shows off your good standing with the big guy in the red suit! Avoid the elves, they bite.
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! Aren't we all awesome (that means you too)! Check out our store to get your personal wrapping.
Facebook and GivingTuesday - Happy Non-Profit Day to us!!
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.
If you are an amazing person, and we know you are, you will be able to have your donation boosted by Facebook on December 1st, 2020. This is a really big deal. Here's how it works:
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. To help raise awareness of charitable causes and encourage donors’ generosity, Facebook will match $7 million USD in qualifying donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday.
How matching works
Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $7M USD fund has been met.
Did we mention this happens on December 1st, 2020?
First: Matching 100% of the first $2M
For the first $2million, Facebook will match 100% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Facebook will also donate $10.
Second: Matching 10% after
For the remaining $5M, Facebook will match 10% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Facebook will donate $1.
. . . takes place on 12/1/2020
Understand match caps
Facebook 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, December 1, 2020 at 8am Eastern Time.
(There's that date again...and the time as well!).
Facebook will continue matching qualifying donations to nonprofits until the $7M 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.
See what we mean, it is seriously a big deal.
So, repeat after me: "On December 1st, 2020 at 8am ET, I will be awake and on my computer, smartphone, tablet or similar device. I will be logged onto Facebook and at the Rock4Reason GivingTuesday page. I will be amped up on breakfast food and 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!! And we couldn't do what we do without your generosity. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!
Stay safe out there,