Please visit our page on November 28th to make a donation to our Giving Tuesday campaign. You can also call us at 604-336-3047.
Did you know that Giving Tuesday is the launch of our Matching Gift campaign?! From November 28th until the end of 2017, every dollar donated to First United will be matched by our generous holiday giving campaign sponsors. To learn more about how to get more involved with the Giving Tuesday campaign, including learning about how to become a First United Giving Tuesday Ambassador, keep reading.
Giving Tuesday happens in multiple countries around the world and is a way to shift attention onto community engagement and giving, in contrast to the spirit of consumption fostered through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, coming immediately before it. This year, Giving Tuesday is happening on November 28, 2017.
Here at First United, we are committed to increasing justice, belonging, and wellness in our community. Every dollar donated during Giving Tuesday, and our longer holiday gift campaign, will go toward the programs and services that support community members such as Mary, who tells us:
“When I came into First United and they told me everything will be fine, and they were true to their word, and they treated me excellent, and they helped me get my home.”
A First United Ambassador is someone who is strongly passionate and motivated about giving back to the community and would like to support us in recruiting people to make donations on Giving Tuesday. Specifically, Giving Tuesday Ambassadors represent First United and help to spread the message of the event by sharing the news with their social media channels, and by word of mouth. As an ambassador, you will play a key role in helping First United to meet its strategic objective of increasing awareness and receiving donations.
You can educate others about the gift of giving.
A little goes a long way, even if it’s a few coins. Often, people don’t donate as they have the misconception that a few dollars won’t make much of a difference. Together, these small gifts make a large impact at First United. By educating others about giving, you will strengthen your connection to your community, and increase support for those who need it!
You can expand our social network.
As you may well know, our social community today is widely reached via means of popular social media- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. You can help expand our reach vastly by sharing our content on your social media, allowing more views of our Giving Tuesday campaign. By posting our Giving Tuesday content, sharing our posts, and even posting your own materials (if you’d like), you can help reach vast amounts of your own network who may not be following First United’s social networks.
Getting involved is easy! We will provide you with a package of materials that you can use on your social media feeds and, of course, you are welcome to develop your own materials. Let your friends know about Giving Tuesday and send them to our site to find more information. The success of Giving Tuesday depends on the collective efforts of a unique group of partners and their participation, and people who will share the news. You are an essential part of making this movement a reality. We have put together an Ambassador Package for you in order to provide you with all the resources you may need in order to help make this the biggest season of giving yet!
Our Ambassador Package includes custom social media posts to share on all your networks, tips on how to campaign for Giving Tuesday, details on your own profile feature on our website, and so much more.
To sign up, fill out the form below and we’ll send you our First United Giving Tuesday Ambassador Package. You’ll receive notifications of all our upcoming dates. Let’s give more, together this holiday season, as we continue building a community where all of us are cared for.