I was saddened just now to read on our Starry Night Prom fundraiser page the following message from #GivingTuesday:
” #GivingTuesday Match Report
On Nov 28, we raised $45 million for causes around the world. Unfortunately, your fundraiser didn’t receive a match this year, but from all of us at Facebook, thank you for being part of our fundraising community.”
We were really hoping that the matching would kick start our fundraising efforts to alleviate the usual last minute scramble that we do each year. But that didn’t happen.
The good news is, I am an optimist. This is part of the uniform we Vice-Presidents of Donations wear. And so, I will polish my Donations Star, put it back on my chest, and continue to raise money for this truly amazing cause for an even more amazing group of kids. Our silver lining is that we have raised $869, so far, toward the 2018 Starry Night Prom. And that is $869 that we did not have on Cyber Monday.
That said, good donors and potential donors, we still have until December 5, 2017 to raise more money for this fundraiser. Please give. We truly appreciate your support. Please share these posts, even if you have already donated or are not in a position to do so at this time. Perhaps someone on your friends list will be able. Thank you.