We have good news for everyone committed to the fight against LE and LD!
On #GivingTuesday, November 28, starting at 8am EST, your impact could be doubled, thanks to a generous matching gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
When you create a fundraiser for LE&RN, those contributions will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit and $1,000 per fundraiser. All fees will be waived for the day—which means every dollar we raise will go support LE and LD education, research, and advocacy. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute until a total of $2 million is reached in matching funds. That means, if we want to see a big impact in the fight against LE and LD, donations must be made early in the day. When this very generous offer is over, it's over. So please help us spread the word and make a #GivingTuesday donation to LE&RN at 8am on Tuesday.
Here's how to participate in this unique fundraising opportunity:
- On November 27, the day before #GivingTuesday, create your Facebook fundraising page by clicking on the Create Fundraiser button on LE&RN's Facebook page so that it’s ready to go on #GivingTuesday. Each individual fundraiser could be matched up to $1,000. Be clear that only donations made after 8am EST on Tuesday will be eligible for the match, but that early donations are most likely to qualify before the match runs out.
- Personalize your fundraising page with photos and your personal story, and remember to use the #GivingTuesday hashtag.
- Let your Facebook community know why you have joined the Fight Against LE and LD. Then, on the morning of November 28, remind everyone that if they donate to your fundraiser starting at 8am EST, their gift could be doubled. Be sure to tag friends and family members.
- Finally, at the end of the day, celebrate that you made an incredible impact on #GivingTuesday.