Why do you donate to Impact Thrift Stores? Do you have a story to tell?
Telling your story today can benefit Impact Thrift Stores and through the #GivingTuesday movement, other international charities as well!
During November, GivingTuesday.org is running #MyGivingStory, a new storytelling contest that will highlight acts of generosity that may take place outside of the public spotlight.
We’re asking YOU to share your personal reason
for giving to Impact Thrift!
Whether you donate items to fill our stores, volunteer your time or shop our stores, you are making a difference.
It’s easy to Enter #MyGivingStory… here’s how:
-Visit the #MyGivingStory tab on #GivingTuesday’s Facebook page
-Post a short essay (200-words or more) responding to the question, “What inspires you to give?”
-In it, tell the story of a specific instance in which you supported Impact Thrift in a way that was meaningful to you.
–Submit your essay by November 24
-Share and promote your submission on social media with #MyGivingStory, #GivingTuesday and #ImpactThrift
(Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.)
The 15 essays with the most likes on Facebook will be sent to a distinguished panel of judges for final adjudication. Judges will pick 6 winners. Of course, we’ll need your help to get the most likes!
Winners will be announced on #GivingTuesday and will be awarded $100-$500 giftcards to GlobalGiving. The nonprofits featured in their essays (Impact Thrift Stores…hint, hint!) will receive grants between $1,000 and 5,000.
Please consider sharing your #GivingStory….
You win, we win, we ALL win!
I have always given unneeded items ( even those I get from others) to thrift shops for the same reason that I recycle: Because we all live on the same planet which has a limited amount of resources. When those resources are wasted, it costs everyone in the form of environmental pollution from industrial plants as well as the cost to those who aren’t fortunate enough or self-serving enough to make earning extra big $ their primary goal in life but who still need to afford certain things to function properly. I work for the city government for the same reason: to help make the world a better place. I had every opportunity to work in the “for profit” sector of the economy which I did for a time but it made me very sad. I need to feel as though I am doing my part to help make things work for everybody and not just the elite. Further, no human can survive well without the help of others. It takes a community not just to raise a child, but to create a beneficial, symbiotic ecosystem in which every one can thrive and have what they need to survive well (such as clean water, heat, adequate clothing, housing, food, access to information/education, medical care, etc.).
Deborah, very well said. Thank you!