On #GivingTuesday (November 27, 2018) YOU can help us raise money to bring clean water to the community of Gerona by creating a personal fundraising page on Facebook. We spent time this past year, surveying this community and found that the greatest need is clean water. We are committed to providing effective and sustainable water filters that will cost $65 per family. Our goal for #GivingTuesday is $13,000 which will provide filters to 200 families!
On Tuesday, Facebook will not only waive the transaction fees for donations made on Facebook Fundraising Pages but together with Pay Pal they will match $7 Million of those donations!
The giving starts on Tuesday at 8am EST (7am Central, 6am Mountain, and 5 am Pacific) and will be given until the $7Million is gone. We know from experience that the matching dollars are usually gone within 30 minutes.
Set up a Facebook fundraising page prior to Tuesday morning and then promote it like crazy, encouraging people to give right at 8am EST. We like to send personal messages on Monday, inviting people to set their clocks and give on Tuesday at 8am EST.
Donations can be received and the transaction fees will be waived as long as your page is up, but the match will only take place at 8am EST on #GivingTuesday.
It's easy! We've provided all of the instructions here and are ready to help you! Just call or text Lisa at 336-669-7340.
Let's get started!
Go to this link
Choose “Create a fundraiser for Caroline’s Promise”
Make sure “Caroline’s Promise” is listed in the box – “Who are you raising money for”
“How much money do you want to raise?” Let’s go big! Choose $1000
“When should your fundraiser end?” - Why not keep it going through the end of the year? 12-31-18
“What’s the title of your fundraiser?” Life Saving Water Filters for Gerona
“Why are you raising money?” Please make this personal! Tell why this project is important to you and how you feel about the ministry of Caroline’s Promise
“Pick a cover photo”. Feel free to use a photo that you have or the fundraising page will automatically default to our CP Facebook Cover Photo.
You should receive a “Congratulations” screen with suggestions on how to share on social media. Be sure to send. Click “Get Started” and choose your friends to invite to give.
Remember, the first $7 million donated on facebook beginning at 8am EST on #GivingTuesday will be matched by PayPal. But Facebook will always waive the fee for any money given to a non-profit through a FB fundraiser.
Invite your friends on Sunday or Monday and encourage them to come back at 8am EST Tuesday!
And keep sharing your fundraiser through the end of the year until we reach our goal!
Be sure to share your fundraiser on your facebook often. Let’s flood Facebook with opportunities to give to this need!
Please let us know if you have questions. We are here to help! Call Lisa at 336-669-7340 or text. We are happy to help you set it up. Consider setting it up prior to Monday so you will be ready at 8am Tuesday!
We can't thank you enough for helping us bring clean water to the community of Gerona!