How your phone obsession can change a life this holiday season…
We all do it: we just can’t resist casting sidelong glances, pressing the home button or unlocking the screen to see if something, anything has happened since we last checked our phones.
The good news is, we have a way for you to make the most of this impulse! This time, instead of simply checking the screen, we ask you to help us ring in the holiday giving season by taking part in our mobile giving campaign.
This year, United Way Oakville is partnering with #GivingTuesday so that you can help make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need by texting ‘believe’ to 20222.
What is Giving Tuesday?
We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the deals they offer us as consumers. Like these days, Giving Tuesday, which takes place on December 2nd, is a global movement, but instead of promoting shopping, this day asks people to spend the day giving back. Learn more about Giving Tuesday.
How Does Text to Give Work?
When you text ‘believe’ to 20222 you’ll receive a response that will ask you to you choose a donation amount between $5 and $25. Simply respond with your desired donation amount and your gift to United Way will be added to your monthly phone bill and made eligible for a tax receipt.
Can I Only Text to Give on Dec. 2nd?
Nope! Giving Tuesday is a great way to kick off the charitable giving season, and our mobile number is open November 18th-Dec 31st! So text at any point before the New Year and take advantage of the simplest way to make a BIG difference to someone in our community.
Where does my donation go?
Giving to United Way Oakville means that you are making a tangible difference to families and individuals right in your own neighbourhood, which not only gives them a chance to live a happy, healthy life, but it also helps to build a strong and resilient community for you and your family. When you give to United Way Oakville, you help create opportunities for a better life for everyone. Whether we fund programs that provide crisis prevention to an individual in need, enable a senior to live independently or give a nutritious breakfast to young minds, United Way’s impact is local, tangible and meaningful. Sound too good to be true? Flip through our Annual Report to see what your gift can accomplish!