From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, to all of the shopping that comes with the holiday season, it’s easy for the holidays to seem like the time of year to buy, buy and buy more things.
But sandwiched in the season of consumerism, is a holiday that embodies the spirit of philanthropy at the heart of the Beyond mission. #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, is November 27. This year, Beyond wants everyone to find a way to connect, celebrate generosity and Give Back to a cause that matters.
When you work with Beyond, you not only move business forward, you change the lives of students, families, and communities—thanks to our beneficiary, Give Something Back, (Give Back). The nonprofit provides college scholarships and mentoring for students who have faced significant adversity. Just by partnering with Beyond, you help achieve that goal—but there’s more you can do for these young scholars. Read on for six ways you can help Give Back today.
There’s no easier or quicker way to support Give Back. Even the smallest donation on our website or on Facebook can impact a hard-working student’s life. Your donation goes directly to students who face homelessness, foster care, and financial distress and gives them the opportunity to change their future with a post-secondary degree.
Start a Facebook Fundraiser
On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and PayPal are matching up to $7,000,000 in donations made on Facebook. Mark your calendar and start your own Facebook fundraiser to encourage your friends, loved ones, and community to donate to the Give Back mission.
Did you know that any day of the year, you can use Chip-In to donate to Give Back by text message? All you have to do is text Donate GiveBack to 609-375-0446 to give on the go. Even better, you can download the Chip-In App when you shop locally, to benefit Give Back. Learn more here.
Shop on the Give Back Marketplace
There’s no doubt you’ll be doing some shopping this holiday season, so make sure your purchases count. When you shop online, at Amazon or any of our twenty other online retailers, make sure to visit the Marketplace first. Give Back will receive up to 10 percent of your Amazon purchase, and up to 11 percent with our other retailers.
Become A Mentor
At-risk young adults who have a mentor are twice as likely to enroll in college. If you live in a participating state, consider becoming a Give Back mentor. Not only will you provide a student with valuable guidance and support, but you’ll also develop your own interpersonal and leadership skills.
Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers help guide children in foster care through the difficult court process, helping them find a safe and loving home. As a CASA volunteer, you’ll get to know the child and those in their life to inform judges of the child’s needs and bring positive change in their life. To learn how you can become a CASA volunteer, visit casaforchildren.org.
Let’s work together to make Giving Tuesday 2018 the most successful fundraising day for Give Back yet.