Tuesday, November 30, 2021
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and year-end giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. (Source: GivingTuesday.org)
What is the Facebook Giving Match?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. To help raise awareness of charitable causes and encourage donors’ generosity, Facebook will match $8 million USD in qualifying donations made on Facebook during Giving Tuesday. Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $8M USD fund has been met (Source: Facebook).
FIRST: MATCHING 100% OF THE FIRST $2M
For the first $2 million, they will match 100% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Meta will also donate $10.
SECOND: MATCHING 10% AFTER
For the remaining $6M, they will match 10% of donations made to qualifying fundraisers. For example, if you donate $10, Meta will donate $1.
WHEN MATCHING WILL START
Matching begins on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. We’ll continue matching qualifying donations to nonprofits until the $8M match runs out.
How will your #GivingTuesday gift impact Village Christian students and teachers?
Contributions will help resource critically needed Legacy Campaign projects such as campus-wide computer replacement, student union spaces, the South Athletic Field, and much more. Your contribution will make an immediate impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.
Did you know there will be a special drawing for students?
With every donation, you have the opportunity to enter a student of your choice into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. There is a designated field in the VCS #GivingTuesday form. If you donate through the Facebook giving match link, simply email the student's name to email@example.com. Every donation counts as one entry, so additional donations provide greater opportunities to win. Help us spread the word to increase this year's #GivingTuesday impact on VCS students and teachers!
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes! Your donation to the Legacy Campaign is tax-deductible, making #GivingTuesday a great time for year-end giving or to begin making consistent contributions via payment plan.