What is #GivingTuesday?
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the GoAbroad Foundation, the charitable arm of GoAbroad.com, is part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and kick-off the holiday giving season.
“What will you give?” Campaign
Last year, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. This year, we invite you to join the movement and support the GoAbroad Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign, “What will you give?”
Here are some options on how you can give:
1. Make a donation to the GoAbroad Foundation to help fund sustainable projects around the world: http://www.goabroad.org/donate
2. Take the GoAbroad Foundation Pledge and provide continuous contributions to the GoAbroad Foundation’s projects: http://www.goabroad.org/take-the-pledge
3. Start a holiday fundraiser in your community to help raise funds for the GoAbroad Foundation: http://www.goabroad.org/fundraising
4. Help us promote! Here are some sample posts for you:
Wondering what #GivingTuesday is all about? It’s a global day of giving for everyone. Join @GivingTues & @GA_Foundation: http://bit.ly/GAFgives
We’re redefining giving this holiday season! Join the #GivingTuesday movement & make a difference in your community. http://bit.ly/GAFgives
It’s almost #GivingTuesday! TELL US @GA_Foundation: What will you give? http://bit.ly/GAFgives
#GivingTuesday > #BlackFriday > #CyberMonday Here’s what you need to know: http://bit.ly/GAFgives
5. Join the #UNselfie campaign on social media!
Step 1: Choose how you’ll give.
Step 2: Post a photo to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram that includes #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday, and the answer to “What will you give?”
**Here is an #UNselfie template you can DOWNLOAD**
Step 3: Share with your friends & family and tag the GoAbroad Foundation:
6. Share our images on social media (right-click & save):
A Message from GoAbroad Foundation Director, Elsa Thomasma:
Every year on Thanksgiving, the last Thursday in November, millions of Americans join together to feast with family and friends and celebrate all they are thankful for. The following day, they wake up in the wee hours of the morning to scour their cities for deals through Black Friday sales, searching for Christmas gifts or the best deal on the iPad they’ve been eyeing. The Monday after Thanksgiving has been termed Cyber Monday, due to the incredible movement for online shopping on this day every year. These three days, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, entice millions of individuals across the world every year.
From this time of year #GivingTuesday was born as a way for individuals to join together and support charities and nonprofits that work tirelessly year round to change the world. #GivingTuesday is a global movement to unite individuals and give back to those in need.
For our very first #GivingTuesday the GoAbroad Foundation is determined to raise awareness and funds for our projects in Uganda and the Philippines, but we need your help!
We challenge everyone across the world to answer and pose the question, “What will you give?”
Refer to the top of this page to learn how you can support the GoAbroad Foundation on #GivingTuesday.
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