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11/27/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/27/2017 11:01

Ways to give back this #GivingTuesday on Facebook

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year again! A time to be grateful for all that we have and give back to the causes and communities we care about most. That's what #GivingTuesday is all about -- a national day of giving to kick off the giving season and get us in the holiday spirit.

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This year, in celebration of #GivingTuesday on November 28th, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up to match up to $2 million in donations.

Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook's charitable giving tools on November 28th can be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. Click here to learn more.

There are many ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday and give back to your favorite charitable causes this year:

  • Donate on Facebook: With only a click you can donate to your favorite nonprofits directly on Facebook. There are over 750,000 nonprofits on Facebook, so just visit your favorite nonprofit's Facebook Page, and hit 'donate.'
  • Create a fundraiser: Start a fundraiser for nonprofits directly on Facebook to help a worthwhile cause. You can create a fundraiser in a few taps and share it wit friends and family to inspire them to donate. On #GivingTuesday, people on Facebook will see a message in their News Feed encouraging them to create a fundraiser or donate to a cause.
  • Share a post or go Live: Tell your friends and family about the cause you are supporting this #GivingTuesday by writing a post and tagging your favorite nonprofit. Before you share to your News Feed, you'll see a prompt to add a donate button directly in the post. Or during a Live broadcast, add a donate button so your friends and family can donate while watching.
  • Create a profile frame: Update your profile photo with a colorful #GivingTuesday frame to show your support for nonprofits this giving season. Just click here and select your favorite frame!

We've already started to see the Facebook community come together for Giving Tuesday in powerful ways to support the causes they care about - from Emily in California who is fundraising to provide prom dresses to teens who couldn't otherwise afford them to Jill in New Jersey who is fundraising for pediatric cancer research in her son's memory.

Giving back to our communities is important at Facebook, and we're excited to see all the good we can do together this year on #GivingTuesday.

For more information about Facebook's charitable giving tools for #GivingTuesday this year, visit: https://donations.fb.com/GIVINGTUESDAY.

Contact: Aften Meltzer, [email protected]

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