Happy Giving Tuesday! During our #12DaysofGiving campaign to gear up for Giving Tuesday, we spotlighted a few amazing groups that are raising money for charitable causes. Now in its fifth year, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season fueled by social media and collaboration. Last year, more than $118 million was raised online through this effort. Our campaign focused on spreading awareness through social media to champion each organization’s philanthropic goals. Along with spreading awareness of these donation campaigns, we also decided to give away some awesome prizes in the process - 12 of them to be exact! We recognize that each of these campaigns continues to make an impact just by participating in #GivingTuesday, and to further commend their efforts, memberplanet is donating to the fundraiser with the most social engagement per day on average.
And the winners of the $20 gift cards are… *drum roll please*
Carol-ina, iiamrachelle, Mariana, Anthony Chinni, Jacqueline Collins, Kate Dodge, Natalie Hess, Kate Moreles, Therese Quattrociocchi Longe, Lawrence J. Burns, Shakeera Collins, and Toni D. Postell
Congratulations to everyone who participated! Winners, be on the lookout for a direct message from memberplanet to claim your gift card.
The grand prize winner of the #12DaysofGiving campaign is…
BANA International United - This organization based in South Korea works together to promote B1A4, OMG, and WM Entertainment and complete projects for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other charity projects that they inspire.
Here are the organizations that participated in our campaign. It isn’t too late to donate to these wonderful causes:
Neville Alumni and Friends Association - NAFA to provide supplemental funding for programs and projects to enhance the quality of instructional delivery and student life, and to promote excellence in higher education at Neville High School.
United Way of Hudson County - UWHC is a community-based nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents in Hudson County, New Jersey, for 76 years.
Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation - This foundation supports pediatric research, education, community benefit programs, and other initiatives that improve the health of children in Michigan.
Delta Gamma Foundation - The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight, and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of its sisterhood.
Zeta Phi Beta - The sorority was founded in 1920 at Howard University and continues to create a lasting impact on the community through its charitable efforts.
Dual Sport Ride for ESA - Robert Reger is individually raising funds for Theta Eta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, and completing a daring motorcycle adventure for this effort. The 3rd annual "2016 Dual Sport Ride for ESA" is a back-country adventure ride inspired to help the Colorado-based Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority in its efforts to raise money for the Denver Rescue Mission. This year he will be completing the 850-mile Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (from Utah to Mexico) back-to-back for seven days. He will have no modern accommodations to signify his identification of the efforts in overcoming physical and mental challenges the homeless face every day as they overcome obstacles in life.
Along with the organizations we worked with, many groups around the world are raising funds for #GivingTuesday. Here are some other groups making a difference in their communities. Check out these wonderful organizations and consider making a donation to their cause.
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity works to provide a superior collegiate and lifetime fraternal experience and a focus on making young men better leaders in their chapter, better servants in their community and better contributors to society. Donations go to leadership programming, academic and leadership scholarships, and support to undergraduates and alumni.
This group works to provide animal-assisted therapy to help children with special needs build animal-human friendships and works on a child’s individual therapeutic goals.
Delta Chi LFC
Delta Chi Fraternity at Lake Forest College is raising money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation has raised more than $100 million in honor of the award-winning broadcaster and basketball coach from North Carolina State Jim Valvano who battled cancer. 100% of all new direct cash donations support cancer research.
Center for Transforming Lives
This organization provides safe housing for mothers and their children who are facing abuse at home. Along with providing shelter, the center connects women with education, job training and employment opportunities while providing affordable, high quality child care, and financial coaching.
Giving Tuesday is just the beginning of the charitable season of giving. We at memberplanet encourage you to find a cause that is close to you and we hope you’ll consider giving, whether it’s making a donation, volunteering, or spreading the word of a fundraising mission. Happy Holidays!