Dear Friends,

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match all donations to FAMILYConnections DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR on Giving Tuesday!!!  The condition is that the donation must be made online, through Facebook, between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM, on Tuesday, November 28th.

We know many of you were already planning to support our Annual Appeal sometime between now and the end of the year.  Here is an opportunity to DOUBLE your gift!!  So PLEASE join us in helping FAMILYConnections take part in this #GivingTuesday challenge by making your annual contribution ON TUESDAY via Facebook.  And PLEASE forward this opportunity to your family and friends!

Here are two easy ways to participate:

  1. Go to FAMILYConnections’ Facebook page (@familyconnectionsnj) and donate to FC using the Donate Button on the right side of the page. When you search for the agency, please search for “FAMILYConnections” – and MAKE SURE you see the Tree Logo next to the name:
  2. Create a fundraiser for FAMILYConnections on your FB page following the steps below:
    • Click Fundraisers
    • Click Raise Money
    • Get Started
    • Select a Non-Profit (FAMILYConnections with tree logo)
    • Set your fundraising goal
    • Select an end date for your fundraiser
    • Give your fundraiser a title (Hope Lives Here, #GivingTuesday for FAMILYConnections
    • Write a message to family and friends:

      Dear family & friends,
      I am asking for donations to FAMILYConnections for #GivingTuesday, November 28th. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match up to $2 million for FB donations made that day ($50,000 per non-profit). FAMILYConnections is an amazing organization helping our neighbors in need — a leader in the industry, delivering hope and second chances to over 4,000 children, adults and families each year.  This is a really important cause to support and a great chance to double your money!   Thank you.
      Learn more:  www.familyconnectionsnj.org

    • Select a photo
    • Create your campaign

Here is a link which gives an overview of the challenge:

http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-givingtuesday/#/

Thanks for your help.   Please remember our Annual Giving Campaign does continue all year long but this is your one chance to double your donation!!