#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and supporter collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This year, Lone Survivor Foundation is joining the movement with #GivingToVetsDay on Tuesday, November 28th. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to fund one therapeutic retreat for wounded service members. Learn About What We Do
Your Battle Plan
We’ve set a big goal of $25,000 for Giving To Vets Day, but we can do it with your help. In honor of Giving Tuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. Donations made through Facebook can be matched up to $50K per nonprofit OR until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 7AM CST, so we need our supporters to be out in battalion force first thing Tuesday morning! Here’s your battle plan:
- Give Back by making a donation through Facebook early on Tuesday, November 28th
- Be our boots on the ground by creating a Facebook Fundraiser and competing in our contest through the month of November
- Mobilize more supporters by spreading the word about #GivingToVetsDay
Step One: Give Back
On Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 AM Central/8:00 AM Eastern, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lonesurvivorfoundation/ and make a donation using the button which can be found under our header image. Donations can be made here at any time, but let’s see how much of those matching funds we can get for our veterans! Please RSVP to our Facebook Event for reminders and updates.
Step Two: Be Our Boots On the Ground
Facebook allows its users to create fundraisers and we’d like to ask for your help in rallying your friends for our wounded service members. It’s easy, it’s fun, and we’re going to turn it into a contest for you. We recommend getting started on your fundraiser right away. Did we mention there’s a contest?
The top “Giving to Vets Day 2017” Facebook fundraiser from November 1st – November 30th, 2017 will win a Lone Survivor Foundation prize pack including a signed copy of the book “Lone Survivor” and LSF swag! The winner will be notified via Facebook messenger. Please RSVP to our Facebook Event to get reminders, tips, tricks, and updates!
Step Three: Mobilize Support
We’re doing a special live broadcast from our Crystal Beach retreat facility on Tuesday, November 28th at about 12:00 PM Central time. We will be speaking with a retreat participant and LSF staff in a panel discussion and taking questions. Our supporters will have the opportunity to donate funds during this broadcast. Please tune in to our Facebook page and share our live video with your friends!
Also, please share #GivingToVetsDay with your friends on your email lists and social media accounts. Please head over to our #GivingToVetsDay Battalion Toolkit for pre-made social media posts, links, and images!
The only way we can offer our therapeutic retreats to our service members at no cost is through the generosity of our supporters, and we want you to know that we appreciate your time and your generosity. You are the reason we can continue in our mission to restore, empower and renew hope to our wounded service members and their families. Thank you so much for giving back to our nation’s heroes. Never Quit!