It's that giving time of year again which means busy malls and crowded shopping malls. Many people opt to shop online for those two reasons alone. With all the friends and family on your shopping list, it can be overwhelming to consider adding a charity to that list. That's why we've made giving to TVL even easier this year! Now you can shop and donate all while not breaking the bank!
Amazon Smile is our favorite way for supporters to make passive donations. You shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to TVL! All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com and select The Village Link as your charity of choice. Then shop away!
To make things even easier, create a bookmark that makes sure you're always shopping through Amazon Smile. Click the link above to learn how.
If you sell or shop on eBay you can now add TVL as your charity of choice. Sellers can set what products and what percentage of the sale that will go towards TVL.
The best part about this is that all funds go through the PayPal Giving Fund which means we get 100% of the donation with no service fees. It's a true win / win for all!
The easiest way to double down on your donation this year is to check with your employer to see if they match donations made by employees. Instantly turn $50 into $100 for a non-profit just by asking your HR rep. It's easy to do and usually takes minimal work on your end.
Do you have people in your life that give you gifts that you never really use? We all have people that do that. Rather than collecting clutter of gifts you'll never use, ask these friends and family to make a donation to the charity of your choice on your behalf. People will feel good about doing this and you can rest assure you won't have to worry about that awkward gift exchange again!
Facebook is one of the most powerful word of mouth tools that exists today. We are participating in #GivingTuesday on Facebook again this year which means we are eligible to receive up to $50K in matching donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations and Facebook on Nov. 28. To do this we need supporters like you to set up your own fundraiser designating TVL as your charity of choice. Since we are a register 501(c)3 nonprofit verified by Facebook setting up a fundraiser using this platform is easy to do and can easily generate donations! Simply follow these steps:
- Click "Fundraisers" in the left menu of your News Feed;
- Click "Raise Money";
- Select "Village Link" as your charitable organization, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details;
- Click "Create".
If you want help setting up your fundraiser and tips to drive donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily work with you to do this!