Last year The Samfund participated in #GivingTuesday for the first time and we were floored by what a success it turned out to be. Thanks to you, our incredible donors, we hit our initial goal of $10,000 before 10am! Thanks to a generous matching donor, #GivingTuesday 2015 became the single biggest fundraising day in The Samfund’s 13-year history!
This year we are excited to participate again in #GivingTuesday on November 29th. For those of you who are wondering what this is all about, #GivingTuesday is a global campaign dedicated to charitable giving. It harnesses the power of social media to encourage and amplify acts of giving and kindness and unites people to bring about change in their communities.
#GivingTuesday 2016 is already off to great start! This year, we are setting a goal of $12,500 which will be matched, dollar for dollar, by three very generous donors. Reaching this goal will mean that The Samfund has $25,000 more to continue supporting young adult survivors in 2017. It will mean more grants for our January grant cycle and more services for young adults who are struggling to recover financially from cancer. More rent checks. More online information. More stability. More hope.
But we can’t do this without your help. We hope you’ll consider including The Samfund in your giving this year. If you can’t give directly (or even if you can), please help spread the word. Together we can help young adults tackle the costs of cancer.