Why #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global movement fueled by the power of social media that celebrates and encourages generosity and philanthropy. Kicking off the holiday season since 2012, this annual day of giving is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. — on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — when many people are making holiday and end-of-the-year donations.

This time of year, when so many of our patients and families are unable to enjoy their own holiday traditions and comforts of home, the team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta strives to give them what matters most: moments of joy, wellness, hope and wonder.  From innovative treatments and clinical trials to puppy play dates, holiday decorating and visits from Santa, these are Children’s moments. With your support, we can make these moments more plentiful, magical and memorable than ever before.

On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, please take a moment to give to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Four Ways to Help

1. Host a Facebook fundraiser

Facebook has a simple tool that makes it easy for you to host your own online fundraiser. #GivingTuesday is a great time to use this resource to raise awareness for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, share your own personal Children’s story and meet your fundraising goals. Consider matching donor gifts to make their gift go twice as far. Every single dollar raised goes directly to Children’s to support our goal of making kids feel better today and healthier tomorrow.

Not sure how high to set your fundraising goal? Consider this:

  • $25 can help fund arts and crafts supplies to provide entertainment for kids who are in the hospitals for months 
  • $100 can help fund a car seat so that a baby can ride home safely 
  • $500 can help fund holiday décor to make the hospital feel more like home during the holiday 
  • $1,000 can help fund a single outpatient chemotherapy infusion
  • $2800 is approximately one dollar for each child we treat on any given Tuesday

Start your fundraiser

2. Make a donation

When you support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of young patients and their families. Whether we are treating a toddler during an emergency or caring for a teen with aggressive cancer, we are the first and last line of defense against illness and injury for kids throughout Georgia and beyond. 

Your gift allows us to provide the innovative procedures and groundbreaking treatments these children need to get back to being kids — happy, healthy and full of life. Your gift matters to us. And it matters to them.

Give now

3. Promote on social media

Tell your followers why their #GivingTuesday donation should go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Post a photo, share your story on why you choose to give to Children's and don't forget to tag Children's on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@childrensatl).

4. Send an email

Reach out to family and friends to inspire them to give to Children’s this #GivingTuesday. Here is a sample email you can customize and share: 

Dear Family and Friends,

Mark your calendar! #GivingTuesday is coming up on Nov. 27, and I’m inviting you to join me in supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Why? Because when you donate to Children’s, you’re giving where it matters most. You’re helping provide top-notch pediatric care to children across the state of Georgia and beyond. Including my own. 

[Insert your story here.]

Children’s is a not-for-profit organization, so donor funds are vital to ensure they can continue to uphold their mission to give kids the quality care they deserve. That’s why I’m asking you to make Children’s your #GivingTuesday charity of choice. [Optional: Kick off your holiday season with a donation to Children’s and I’ll match your gift up to $50.] Visit give.choa.org to show your support. 

From our family to yours, thank you!

 

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