This year, donate your Birthday!

Donating your birthday to CHS is EASY! With this kind of fundraiser, you are asking your friends and loved ones to make a donation to CHS instead of buying you a present. In order to donate your birthday: simply click on the fundraising tab on your News Feed. From there, you can select what charity you want to give to and set your fundraising goal as well as your fundraiser’s end date. Facebook will walk you through it. 

Next you want to promote it. Create a few posts for about a week before your birthday, then on your birthday make a big deal about it! Here’s an example from one of our friends for the Trevor Project. Their goal was to raise $2000!

You can also send out individual messaging to your Facebook friends- like you would event invitations. For friends and family not on Facebook, you can send them email announcements. They can link to our website donation page, or we can even create a special landing page just for your fundraiser!

In a few weeks, CHS will post a Birthday Kit on this page that will provide Facebook posts and email templates for your use.

Here are a couple of article about this fundraising tool:

Facebook feature now allows friends to give you money on your birthday

(Note, contrary to the text of this article. Facebook “charges no fees for donations made to nonprofits. For donations made to personal fundraisers [friends in need,] fees vary depending on where the money is being raised.”)

Please let us know if you are interested. We hope you, and the wonderful children, families and youth you support, all have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY this year!