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Join us on Dec. 1 for #GivingTuesday

Help us reach more children and families in need on Dec. 1 – #Giving Tuesday – a day to celebrate generosity and to give back. Your gift to The Children’s Home will not only give homeless families a safe, stable place to stay and support to stand on their own, it also will help foster children to heal and thrive.

 

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At The Children’s Home, we believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive. Here are some of our impacts in 2015:

  • We have provided more than 28,885 days of care to children and families.
  • 20 families were provided temporary housing to prevent homelessness and given support to increase their self-sufficiency.
  • We have served more than 157 foster care children and youth through our Foster Care, Independent and Transitional Living programs, and six of our foster children were adopted.

Children’s Home supporters like you have made these successes possible. Please help us reach more children and families in need in 2016 by donating today, and spreading the word to your friends and family to help us reach others on #GivingTuesday.

Participate and help spread the word:

Donate: www.umchildrenshome.org/donate

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/umchildrenshome

Follow us on Twitter: @umchildrenshome

Join our email list: www.umchildrenshome.org

Like, share and retweet our social media content. Here are some example posts you can share to join our conversation on social media:

 

Suggested Tweets

  • I’m proud to support @umchildrenshome this #GivingTuesday. Interested in joining us? bit.ly/1qYRiNS
  • It’s #GivingTuesday! TELL US @UMChildrensHome why you give. Make a real difference in our children’s lives today. bit.ly/1qYRiNS
  • I gave so @umchildrenshome won’t have to turn away 30 foster kids in need/week. #GivingTuesday bit.ly/1qYRiNS
  • Celebrating #GivingTuesday with a donation to @umchildrenshome! #UNselfie  (add your own unselfie so we can see your smiling face!)

 

Suggested Facebook Posts

  • I just donated to The United Methodist Children’s Home for #GivingTuesday. Learn more about their programs (http://bit.ly/1uELmxa) and donate today. bit.ly/1qYRiNS
  • In honor of #GivingTuesday, I just donated $75 to The United Methodist Children’s Home. My donation will help a family avoid homelessness this winter. bit.ly/1qYRiNS
  • It’s #GivingTuesday! Give time. Give love. Give a donation. Change lives. bit.ly/1qYRiNS

What our supporters are saying

“I’m thankful for The United Methodist Children’s Home: You support us. You pray for us. You laugh and cry with us. You equip us for service. You advocate for our foster children. You love our biological children, our adopted and our fosters. Well done, Children’s Home. Your job is not easy. But Georgia’s kids are safer because of you. We love you.” – Tracy Moore, foster and adoptive parent 

 

“For me, it is very simple: Giving back is the right thing to do. We are so fortunate to have a beautiful family that means the world to us. Everyone should have that same opportunity, security and love. The Children’s Home provides these things to families in a great time of need.”  –Dr. Colleen Kelley, online monthly donor

 

“I feel grateful for everything that God has blessed me with, and it gives me so much pleasure to give, so much more so than saving or spending money. I am going to give back as long as I have the opportunity.” –Linda Byars, donor 

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday aims to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place Dec. 1, – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving.

 

“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, which founded #GivingTuesday in 2012. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”

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