Have you heard of #GivingTuesday? 

#GivingTuesday and #OregoniansGive is a world-wide social media activity on Dec. 1st to piggy back on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday attention. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. This year is our pilot year and an opportunity to introduce the HCCS community to this philanthropic day.

HCCS’s goal is not just to have our own families donate through this medium, but to encourage them to reach out to friends, families, and social networks. It is meant to be a no pressure donation ask by using the “holiday” of #GivingTuesday to tell people, “Hey, this day is a day of world-wide giving and if you are interested in participating, please consider HCCS as one of your non-profits of choice.” Also, we now have the capability to accept donations easily via our Facebook page, Hope Chinese Charter School and Twitter by simply typing #donate and the dollar amount in any comment section of our page or posts. The first time will require a quick sign up, but then anyone can donate very quickly. We encourage you to check out the company to see how it works: Goodworld.

Also, check out the other participating nonprofits who utilize #donate. Because the fees are higher for this technology, it is intended to be used primarily by people outside our current family pool. The extra good news is that the fees are much lower during the month of December 2015 and any donation of over $20 will receive an additional $1.00  donated by Goodworld.  

Please spread the word to your networks and also to other HCCS families and let’s raise awareness and funds for HCCS!

Thank you for your continued support!