#GivingTuesday is the official start to the holiday giving season. Hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (on December 2, this year), #GivingTuesday is a chance for people to give back, by making a donation to their favorite nonprofit organization and then spreading the word of their gift to family and friends.
How does your organization participate in #GivingTuesday? Start by planning for end-of-year-fundraising during the slower summer months and into the fall. You can sign up to participate officially on the #GivingTuesday website, www.givingtuesday.org. Then download the free partner toolkit – it’s loaded with useful resources like sample emails and tweets, marketing messages, logos and media materials.
Sound like a lot of planning and work? It doesn’t have to be that way. Salsa can help you make your year-end campaign a success with our Fundraising platform. If you’re not a Salsa client (yet) and want to find out more, let us know.
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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FRIEND ITUMELENG
Itu is the founder of a daycare and drop-in centre in Soshanguve, just North of Pretoria. I was fortunate enough to meet this wonderful man early in 2013. He, his team and the children in his care live in extreme poverty, yet he found it in his heart to reach out to others, to help these children. Some of them come to the school bruised and battered, scared, hungry and alone….a shell of a being. With time and kind words, support and education, Itu brings the little person inside that shell back into the light. He heals the wounds and prepares them (together with his team of teachers) for a future that holds a little bit more hope.
This morning I spoke to him again and he is desperately ill. He has been struggling with his health for quite a while and says he is very tired. So, please, if you can find it in your heart to think of him in prayer…please do so. The world shouldn’t lose someone with a heart like this….someone whom, despite his own mistakes, faults and decisions were perhaps shunned by the world….but, despite that, he could still reach a hand to those in need.
The team at Rock of Hope is currently caring for nearly 10 children (nearly half of them under the age of 6 months). Mientjie Prozesky confirmed this morning that this tiny place of safety in Montana Park, Pretoria, desperately needs some of the following items to take care of the little ones:
I am planning an event on Saturday, 29 November and, if you wish to donate some of the items, you can either deliver it yourself on the day and meet the team OR you can contact me for pick-up/delivery and I will drop it off on your behalf.
These little ones are taken into Mientjie’s private home, where she acts as mother to them until they are transferred to foster or adoptive parents. The babies have either been removed from abusive parents or parents unable to care for them or they have simply been abandoned at birth. Some of the older children have been severely traumatized. Not only does she and her small staff do all the basic mothering, they also have to see that the toddlers are enrolled in pre-school, that the traumatized gets counselling, the babies their vaccinations…if the little ones get sick, she has to take them to a doctor……….in addition to that she is a full-time teacher at a local primary school.
Rock of Hope gets little funding and what they receive are immediately invested in giving optimal care to the babies and toddlers. If you, then, can find it in your heart to help this home and its brave ”mother”, please get in touch NOW or SMS: HOPE to 40242 to donate R 20-00 immediately.
When women and girls don’t have access to private toilets, they are often at risk for sexual harassment and rape.
This #WorldToiletDay, show your support for safe and clean toilets for all.
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