In 2017, our Giving Tuesday campaign aims to raise $70,000 for the construction of Melissa's house.
Melissa spends her day giving of herself and helping her clients at ADEC. She chooses to work there because it is her passion. Unfortunately, being the sole breadwinner in the family, she couldn't move her family out of the dilapidated house they lived in for many years. The mold growing because of a leaky roof and blown out windows, prevented her grandson from visiting and the appearance of the house kept her son from inviting friends over.
Melissa turned to Habitat for help out of this situation and was overjoyed to learn that she qualified for our program. She and her son eagerly await the day construction can begin on their new Habitat home because the conditions of their rental have become so bad that the home is now uninhabitable. They have been forced to relocate to a small one bedroom apartment until their Habitat home is built. With your help Melissa can continue doing the work she loves and have the stability and security of a new home.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the end-of-year charitable season,
What is Giving Tuesday
Become a fundraiser using social media
1. Visit our campaign fundraising site and quickly create your own
fundraising page using the tools and templates provided.
2. Utilize your social media outlets and email contacts to engage
friends and family in helping you make Melissa's dream a reality.
3. Check out the fundraiser tools below for social media post
examples, logos, etc to make your campaign successful.
Make a donation
We would love to have everyone become fundraisers but know that not everyone is up for the challenge. You can still make a difference by visiting our fundraising page and making a donation. All size donations make an impact. $20 provides a bathroom sink. $50 installs a mailbox. $100 purchases a toilet.
Logos, Photos, Tweets
Mold & disrepair forced Melissa out of her rental. I'm raising funds for her @HabitatEC house. Join my team #GT17MS
* In Sample Tweets and Facebook Posts feel free to replace the link to the overall campaign page with a shortened link to your fundraiser page. Links can be shortened at bitly.com
I've raise X% of my goal for Melissa's @HabitatEC build. Any $ you give makes an impact. #GT17MS
Help me help Brayden feel proud to invite friends home. His @HabitatEC home won't have a leaky roof & mold. #GT17MS
Sample Facebook Posts
Mold & disrepair forced Melissa out of her rental house. I'm raising funds for her Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County house. Join my team #GT17MS
(post with photo of rental house or Melissa and her son from above)
I've raise X% of my goal for Melissa's Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County home build. Please help me reach my goal. Any amount you can give makes an impact. #GT17MS #GivingTuesday #ImWithMelissa2017
(post with photo of Melissa and her son or Giving Tuesday logo from above)
Help me help Brayden feel proud to invite friends home. His Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County home won't have a leaky roof & mold. #GT17MS #GivingTuesday #ImWithMelissa2017
(post with photo of Brayden and Melissa or rental house from above)