#GivingTuesday Is Just Around the Corner, Oakland!

By Chelsea | November 23rd,2018

“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.” — Jean de La Bruyère, French writer

Dear Friends,

#GivingTuesday Oakland

Your generosity means #GivingTuesday in Oakland will help many more struggling children learn to read and reach grade level in math.

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner… and we need your help!

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it was created in response to the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. It has grown to include events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Here’s how you can help.

This year, let’s make #GivingTuesday Oakland bigger than ever. Let all your friends and family know that if they want to participate with their Oakland community on #GivingTuesday, Faith Network is near and dear to your heart. Encourage them to make a donation and let them know that their donation will be matched!

Below are a couple of simple examples of how you might want to reach out to let people know about all of this:

Email Template

Dear ______,

As you may know, I am ___________ (a volunteer/a supporter/on the board) of a wonderful organization called Faith Network of the East Bay, which provides critical one-on-one support for struggling students in Oakland and the East Bay. On #GivingTuesday, please consider making a gift to Faith Network in any amount. All donations through the end of November will be matched by some of our generous donors, so your donation will be doubled if received by no later than November 30th!

https://donate.faith-network.com/campaign/matching-fund-campaign/c204868

Facebook Template

Friends, please consider making a gift to @FaithNetwork on #GivingTuesday. As you may know, I am ___________ (a volunteer/a supporter/on the board) of Faith Network of the East Bay and care deeply about providing critical one-on-one support for struggling students in Oakland and the East Bay. During our Matching Challenge campaign, all donations through the end of November will be matched by generous donors. On #GivingTuesday, please consider making a gift to Faith Network in any amount – that gift will be doubled if received by November 30th!

https://donate.faith-network.com/campaign/matching-fund-campaign/c204868

For Facebook Pros: In the comments, tag friends and family who might be interested in contributing OR send this via private message on Facebook to make it more personal.

Thank you for sharing our #GivingTuesday Oakland message today, and helping us say “Yes” to struggling children in our community.

For the children,

Chelsea