On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the nonprofit community will celebrate #GivingTuesday, and the Reading Buccaneers will be joining the celebration!
What began in 2012 as a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has grown into an international movement celebrating the vital work that nonprofit organizations do and providing a platform for significant charitable giving. People around the world donate tens of millions of dollars on #GivingTuesday - it’s estimated that more than $45 million was donated to nonprofits in 2017 through Facebook alone. In fact, Facebook will be matching contributions on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Buccaneers are on-board! Join the cause!
Here’s how it works:
• Make sure you have liked the Buccaneers’ official Facebook Page.
• Invite your friends and family to like our page.
• Between now and November 27, keep your eyes peeled on Facebook for announcements and hype for #GivingTuesday
• Share the announcements and add your own thoughts about what the Buccaneers mean to you. Say that you will be acting on #GivingTuesday and invite others to join you.
• Beginning at 8 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 27, make your gift in any amount to the Buccaneers through our Facebook Page. The link to do so is easy to find and easy to use (See the image below). Every gift matters!
• Share with your friends that you did so and encourage them to do the same. Try making a fundraiser using the "Create Fundraiser" button (See the image below) on our Facebook Page! Any donation made to any fundraiser that directly benefits The Reading Buccaneers on Facebook starting at 8 a.m. EST on November 27 will also be matched up to the first $1,000 per individual fundraiser, or until matching funds are depleted.
• Beginning at 8 A.M. and lasting until it’s matching pool is depleted (not a long time),
Facebook will match contributions up to $50,000 per charity.
• What this means is that with enough hype and excitement from our most devoted fans and alumni, we can raise some much-needed funds to support the Buccaneers, and get a healthy match from Facebook in the process!
Now more than ever, your support is critical in helping the Buccaneers provide a life-changing experience for our members and entertain thousands of fans every year.
During this Thanksgiving season, please think about the role the Buccaneers has played in your life, and then act. And spread the word!