Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

#GivingToHorsesDay for #GivingTuesday 2018

27 November 2018 Filed: Events and Fundraisers

#GivingToHorsesDay is here!  And we need YOUR help to raise funds to take care of neglected, abused, and abandoned horses throughout the following year!

#GivingToHorsesDay is how we off our year end giving and how we raise the funds needed to help horses in the early part of 2019. It is also how we participate in #GivingTuesday - a national day of giving designed to help counter the commercialism of the holiday season.

Our 2018 goal is $13,000, and we have one donor pledge to match the first $5,000 in donations.  So if you donate early, your donation can be doubled and you can help even more horses!

Additionally, Facebook will match the first $7 million in donations made via their website (starting at 7am on #GivingTuesday).  We’ve learned in the past, though, that you generally have to make your donation at 7am on the dot to have a chance of having it matched so this isn’t a focus of our strategy - but we WOULD like to get some donations made at 7am CST in hopes of giving some of the matching donations.

Make a donation via Paypal

When you donate to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society through Paypal, Paypal will match 1% of your donation - and every donation, no matter how big or small, helps!

Other ways you can help?

Create a Facebook fundraiser

You can do this by following the instructions at  Scroll down to Start a Fundraiser for #GivingTuesday, click the button, and follow the directions.  Share your link with us so we can add it to our list of fundraisers.
Once you create your fundraiser, you can go to your fundraiser page, click the ‘More’ button, click “Match Donations” and fill out the form if you would like to match donations made to your fundraiser.

Then share your fundraiser with friends on Facebook on #GivingToHorsesDay to ask for donations for the horses of Bluebonnet.

Set up a matching donation

We’re looking for donors who would like to give $500 or more this holiday season to be matching donors.  This means you’ll match $500 worth in donations made by other folks - doubling your donation effort.

Take a photo of you hugging your Bluebonnet foster or adopted horse

For this year’s #GivingToHorsesDay, I’m using the theme ‘hug a rescue horse’.  Post the photo with a request for donations to Bluebonnet and tag it #givingtohorsesday #hugarescuehorse.  You can also share your photo on our Facebook page.


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