The holidays are coming up fast, and there is so much to do, including help charities who need it most, like us here at Providence Animal Center! An important day to note is Tuesday, November 28th, Giving Tuesday. On this day, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised through Facebook for registered charities – up to $50,000 per nonprofit! This means, whatever amount we are able to raise starting at 8am on Tuesday, Nov. 28, will be matched up to $50,000! To boot, Facebook is waiving their normal processing fees for one day only, which means that 100% of what you give goes back to our lifesaving efforts! That is great news for pets who need to be rescued from high-risk situations in the future.
Here’s how. You can either donate directly through our Facebook page, or better yet, you can create your own fundraising campaign through your personal Facebook page, asking your network to support our efforts.
To donate straight to our page, click the blue “Donate” button on our Facebook page like the picture below.
To start a fundraising campaign for Providence Animal Center on your personal Facebook page, follow these step-by-step instructions. The matching challenge is capped at $1,000 per individual fundraiser, so try to make that your goal if you choose this option of creating a personal fundraising campaign on your own page.
Step 1: Start as if you were about to write a Facebook post.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of that screen until you see the “Donations” button, and click it.
Step 3: You should see a screen prompting you to search for a nonprofit. This is where you type in Providence Animal Center.
Step 4: Select Providence Animal Center, in Media. Once you are back at the screen to post, type a heartfelt message to your friends encouraging them to help you raise money for our homeless pets! Don’t forget to mention that every dollar will be matched on Nov. 28th only.
We are hoping to raise as much money as possible because this is such an amazing opportunity to help pets in need. You can make a difference for pets in need with just a few clicks on Facebook!
Have any questions the day of the event about anything donation-related? Contact us at Donations@ProvidenceAC.org or by calling 610-566-1370 x242.