Start a Giving Tuesday Fundraiser
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Click here to learn more about this global day of giving.
Individuals who raise $200 or more (excluding any matches) through their fundraiser will receive a free Alex and Ani “Be a Warrior” two-tone wrap bracelet, while supplies last.
You’ve clicked the link, so you want to be a warrior for kids this Giving Tuesday! Fill out the form below to let us know you’ll be creating a fundraiser to feed kids and share this sign-up form with others! The more fundraisers we have, the more children we can help.
Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020. As the date approaches, Blessings will share a simple guide on how to create a fundraising page. After following the steps and creating a fundraising page, you’ll be ready to share your page with friends and family.
If you raise $200 or more (excluding any matches) through your fundraiser, we will send you a “Be a Warrior” bracelet, thanks to our friends at Alex & Ani.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
Blessings in a Backpack is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently feeding 88,000 children in more than 1,100 schools in 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Due to a significant rise in unemployment this year, and a corresponding increase in child poverty, it’s projected that ONE in FOUR children is struggling with food insecurity. That’s more than 18 million kids.
The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs; Blessings in a Backpack ensures kids get nutritional meals over the weekend, whether in a traditional classroom setting or learning remotely.