When we talk about a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy, that world includes time with their families, playing games, and eating good food. As we head into the end-of-year rush, we hope you’ll bring Thorn along with you. We know that we can’t change the world alone, and we’re grateful to have you in this fight with us.

However you’re able to give, and at whatever level is best for you, there are several great ways to finish off 2019 and celebrate the holidays with Thorn.

Giving Tuesday

This year, Facebook is matching up to $7 million in donations made to nonprofits on the platform on #GivingTuesday. To top it off, Facebook does not charge a transaction fee, so 100% of donations made through Facebook go directly to fund Thorn’s programs. Join us for this global day of giving — when we all pull together, we have an incredible impact.

Here’s how you can take advantage of Giving Tuesday on Facebook:

Start a Fundraiser

We’ve seen many community members incorporate fundraising into their holiday celebrations over the years. Families have encouraged donations instead of gifts as a yearly tradition (we even had one fundraiser where the youngest family member gets to pick the organization), and holiday party guests have been encouraged to donate instead of bringing wine.

Starting a fundraiser during the holidays is a perfect way to keep your values front and center, grounding this time of year in reflection, gratitude for what we have, and hope to build a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy.

Donate monthly

We’re unleashing the power of technology on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children. Monthly donations give us the space to move quickly, to take risks and create solutions that no one else can.

If you plan to do your holiday shopping on Amazon, use Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will be donated to a charity of your choice. Set up your Amazon Smile account today by going to smile.amazon.com and choosing Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children from the list of organizations.

Round up your everyday purchases

Your everyday purchases this holiday season (and beyond) can have an impact, by rounding up to the nearest dollar. These small donations add up to big, long-term, strategic impact.

Share the TED talk

Starting the conversation is hard, but we’ve already done it together. Spread the word, and make it easier for everyone to know how they can be a part of the solution in 2020.

Tell the world

Show your support of Thorn with the gift of swag! Maybe it’s for yourself, maybe it’s gifts for your friends and family. Sometimes that’s exactly what we all need, an easy reminder that having a bold vision and the willingness to work hard can pay off, and that we can all change the world.

We are so thankful for this community, and for the support you all provide year-round. Let’s kick this season off right, celebrating what we’ve accomplished together and the hope that we bring with us into the new year.

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