You’ve heard of Black Friday. And Cyber Monday. Now, there’s even talk of Red Thursday. It is ridiculous how shopping for sales seems to have replaced the birth of Christ as the focus of the Christmas season.
But there is an antidote: #GivingTuesday. Held on the first Tuesday after Black Friday/Cyber Monday (this year it falls on December 1st), #GivingTuesday is a global initiative to put the focus on charitable giving. From the FAQ page at the #GivingTuesday website:
What is #GivingTuesday™?
#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday
following Cyber Monday. The third annual GivingTuesday is on December 1, 2015. In the
same way that retail sector takes part in Cyber Monday, we want the giving community
to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a
project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.
What is #GivingTuesday’s mission?
#GivingTuesday™ is a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities,
volunteer opportunities and advocacy to support non-profit organizations.
Mother Seton School has joined the #GivingTuesday movement and we’re asking for your help in promoting our school and the #GivingTuesday mission.
With our Annual Appeal now underway, this is the perfect time to remind everyone of the Spirit of Giving that has become part of this season. We invite you to become Social Media Ambassadors and spread the word about giving to Mother Seton School’s Annual Appeal. The Annual Appeal, or Fund, is what allows our school to exist: it provides funds for operating expenses, tuition assistance, facility maintenance, and much more. For more information on what the Annual Appeal is, see our post on the subject here.
We have set a one-day goal of raising $1000 on December 1. No gift is too small–a donation of $1 counts toward the goal and we would be thrilled to have it, especially if it is from someone who is not a regular donor. Will you help us raise $1000 on #GivingTuesday?
Here’s how you can help by being a Social Media Ambassador:
- Share our Facebook and Twitter updates with your own social media networks. Use the link http://bit.ly/MSSGive to direct people where to give.
- Email your friends and family and ask if they would consider taking a dollar or two of the money they saved when shopping those deep discounts and donating to us.
- Upload an “UNselfie” to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtags: #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday, and #MSS. What is an UNselfie?
To download #UNselfie templates, visit our graphics page.
Watch our Facebook page beginning on Black Friday. We’ll be posting status updates for you to share on your own pages from Friday through Tuesday, December 1. Help us reach our goal by 11:59pm on December 1! With your support, we know we can rock this campaign!