Giving Tuesday All Star: Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Updated: Sep 14


Tomorrow - Tuesday, December 3 - is GivingTuesday. We are excited to focus on a program that helps create Sweet Dreams for students across the Bluegrass. The Sweet Dreams Project provides a gift bag that includes a pair of pajamas, a book, snacks, toothbrush and toothpaste. These are items that were identified by family resource officers in schools in our region as items students do not have access to over the holidays. If you are as passionate about helping provide Sweet Dreams for students as we are, we encourage you to help us spread the word and raise additional funds on GivingTuesday. It takes just a donation of $15 to support a single student. A GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser is another way you can not only make a personal donation, but share the importance of the program with your family and friends. It’s quick and easy to set up, and Facebook is matching $7M on GivingTuesday!

  1. Visit https://bit.ly/35Prjnd and click on “select nonprofit” where it says “We’re matching $7M on GivingTuesday”;

  2. Select nonprofit by typing in United Way of the Bluegrass and hit select;

  3. Follow the easy step-by-step prompts to set up your goal and page! (We suggest an attainable goal between $100 - $300 and ending your fundraiser by or before Dec. 6); *Remember, every $15 sponsors a child so $100 raised is 6+ kids… and possibly even more with a potential match!)

  4. Share your fundraising page today and again early on Tuesday morning with your friends to help us generate some interest and capture some matching funds!

You can download a promotional image below to use when prompted, and below is proposed text you can use, as well:

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Want to join me in supporting a good cause? This #GivingTuesday I'm raising money for United Way of The Bluegrass and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. This year our GivingTuesday fundraising efforts will support the annual Sweet Dreams Project. Just $15 will provide a new pair of pajamas, book, toothbrush and snacks for a child to take home for the holiday break. Every little bit helps! And on GivingTuesday, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first serve. Thank you for your support! United Way of the Bluegrass fights for the basic needs, education and financial stability of every person in Central Kentucky. This is the 4th annual Sweet Dreams Project and this year UWBG will be providing Sweet Dreams gift packages to over 1,800 kids and 31 schools across Central Kentucky. UNITED, we can make it happen!


We appreciate your support in helping to spread the word about the Sweet Dreams Project. When we work together, we can help create happy holidays for students across the Bluegrass!


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