Be a part of something big
#GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to give your “time” or “treasure” to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become a charitable movement powered by social media. In 2012, #GivingTuesday raised $10 million in online donations, a 53 percent increase from the previous year. DonorPerfect recorded a 46 percent increase in online donations and the average gift increased 25 percent. PayPal mobile donations soared 487 percent higher than the previous year’s number. The total value of these donations increased 228 percent.
#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season.
Get Involved With Big Brothers Big Sisters “BIG” Twitter and Facebook Tour
Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Twitter and Facebook Tour at the Mentoring Hall of Fame in Irving, Texas at 450 E. John Carpenter Freeway at 8 p.m. EST. Learn about the “Power of Bigs,” as volunteers and Littles gather to tell their stories and share the rewards of being a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor. The Big Brothers Big Sisters #GivingTuesday Twitter hashtag is #bbbstues. Ask your followers to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and encourage them to get involved through volunteering their time or donating their treasure. Did you know that quality professionally supported one to one matching costs approximately $1200/year, $100/month or $25/week? Approximately 50,000 children are now waiting for a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor.
Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in your area may be holding their own Twitter and Facebook Tour and you can log onto www.bbbs.org to locate your agency.
Join the #GivingTuesday Movement
Go to www.givingtuesday.org and “Become A Partner” to gain access to resources including sample tweets and Facebook templates, and to receive updates.