Be a Part of #GivingTuesday
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This global movement started in 2012 as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season, #GivingTuesday broke records in 2016 with more than $168 million in charitable donations worldwide. It is a celebration of our cross-cultural traditions of generosity and community.
You can be a part of this movement. Everyone has something to give. Give time and share knowledge, donate, raise funds, or practice simple acts of kindness. And, even better, you can double your gift when you give to NARF. Native-owned insurance provider AMERIND Risk has pledged to match all gifts from now until December 5th, up to $5,000—make your gift go even further!
You can have a huge impact by challenging your friends and family to take action and donate to NARF this Giving Tuesday. Not only will your impact be increased through your fundraising efforts, but Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million in gifts made through Facebook starting at 8AM ET on #GivingTuesday.
As we take time this week to give thanks for all that we have, #GivingTuesday helps us remember that this season is about so much more than deep discounts and sales. We are a community and we are working towards being a just community. Think of it as giving the gift of justice. And, while you are giving for those who need a NARF warrior to fight for their rights, you also can honor your loved ones with a tribute or memorial gift in their name. (Also, don’t forget, right now your donation will be matched!)
3) Spread the Word about the Ongoing Fight for Native Rights
Make sure that people know about the long struggle that Native people in the United States continue to fight for basic rights. Share the most recent news from NARF, stories about the ongoing inequity as states pass laws that restrict Native communities’ ability to vote, the overreach of the federal government attempting to undo Bears Ears National Monument that local tribes fought so hard to establish, the disregard for tribal nations as their lands and waters are trespassed by corporations regardless of the health and safety of the tribal citizens. Invite your friends to like the NARF Facebook page and let them know why you support NARF.