#GivingTuesday 2017

How you can make an impact and help The Inn on #GivingTuesday

The Children’s Inn is kicking off the holiday giving season on #GivingTuesday November 28 to raise funds toward our ongoing goal to be “A Place Like Home” for families with children in treatment at the NIH. You can make an impact and be an important part of bringing families hope by donating today or creating your own fundraiser for The Inn.

Create your own fundraiser!

  1. Create a fundraiser on behalf of The Children’s Inn on Facebook or Crowdrise

  2. Promote your fundraiser by posting on all of your social media pages

  3. Share and like posts about #GivingTuesday on The Children’s Inn’s social media outlets.

  4. Send an email sharing your enthusiasm for The Children’s Inn’s participation in #GivingTuesday to your friends, colleagues, and family members. (see sample email below)

Sample social posts:

Let’s make a difference for families with seriously ill children while being part of a global day of giving. #GivingTuesday. Text INN to 91011 or childrensinn.org/giving.

Help make childhood possible by donating to @thechildrensinn on #GivingTuesday. childrensinn.org/giving.

Give the gift of hope this holiday season. Donate to @thechildrensinn on Nov. 28 for #GivingTuesday childrensinn.org/giving

Donate to my #GivingTuesday fundraiser to help give hope to sick children and their families this holiday season [insert your fundraiser link here]

Photos to use:

Download photos from our Flickr account and use them with your social media posts.

Sample Email to a friend:

Hi [Friend’s name],

With the holidays approaching, it’s important to consider how to make an impact on those in need. I’m partnering with one of my favorite charities for #GivingTuesday on November 28 and I hope you’ll join me.

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a nonprofit residence for families with seriously ill children and young adults who are enrolled in an NIH clinical trial. By the time they get to The Inn, families have run out of options and are seeking their last, best hope for a successful treatment or cure. Every night of the year The Inn houses up to 59 families for free – and many have to stay at The Inn during the holiday season in order to continue their treatment at the NIH.

You can make an impact and make childhood possible for a seriously ill child staying at The Children’s Inn. Your gift can give a sick child the chance to see his first Nationals baseball game, provide a meal that starts an unforgettable friendship, or give a family caregiver the support she needs. Your help enables The Inn to take care of the little things so families can focus on the big ones: keeping their sick child happy, making time for themselves, and supporting one another.

Please join me and make a contribution to The Children’s Inn today by visiting [insert your fundraiser link or childrensinn.org/donate].

Thank you!

[your name]