For those of you from Seattle, or even those that arenâ€™t, you may have started to hear the buzz around GiveBIG hosted by The Seattle Foundation. Well, this year Jolkona will be participating so I hope you save the date for June 23 to GiveBIG with us!
What is Give BIG?
GiveBIG is an initiative by The Seattle Foundation designed to encourage community philanthropy. To do so, The Seattle Foundation has raised $500,000 to match contributions from local donors who give to various non-profits through their website on Thursday, June 23rd. The fund wonâ€™t match every donation dollar for dollar, but rather match the portion of total giving that each charity receives. Theyâ€™re calling it a â€œstretch match.â€ We hope you join us in being a part of the biggest giving day in King County history!!!
Why Should You Donate to Jolkona on This Day?
We always ask for you to support our partner projects, but today weâ€™re asking for you to support Jolkona. By making a gift, your donation â€“ no matter how big or small â€“ will be stretched, allowing us to continue our innovative global development efforts and engage the next generation of changemakers and philanthropists.
GiveBIG Day and Give More
June 23rd is the big day! From 7am â€“ midnight (PST), all donations made to Jolkona via Seattle Foundation’s online Giving Center will be eligible for the stretch match so your donation will go further. So on June 23, please visit our page on The Seattle Foundation’s website and make a donation that will grow!
For more info on GiveBIG, check out Clay Holtzmanâ€™s article, Seattle asked to ‘Give Big’ on June 23.
From all of us at Jolkona, thank you for your support and for being a part of giving history in Seattle!
P.S. Click here to RSVP to GiveBIG on Facebook and receive updates throughout the month.
P.P.S. If you give to Jolkona, throughout the day on June 23rd, donors will be chosen at random by The Seattle Foundation to receive a golden ticket worth $1,000 extra to Jolkona, in addition to part of the stretch match! (Bonus: they’ll be giving out one golden ticket every hour!)