Giving Day 2015 is coming up on November 12th! (Are you excited? We are.)
Here’s the thing, someone at some point told you about DC127, and you agreed with our vision. Someone shared at your church, posted something online, or told you about this organization they were getting involved with, and you joined in. Our point? DC127 grows when people like you tell other people, and we’ve got a day coming up where we need you to share DC127 with someone else like you.
Will you tell your friends, your family, and your coworkers about DC127 and invite them to participate in Giving Day?
You might be surprised by their response.
Can I tell you a quick story? It’s about a single mom named Nicole. Nicole’s daughters entered foster care when Nicole was hospitalized unexpectedly. She had no one to care for her daughters while she was in the hospital, so she made the difficult decision to call Child Protective Services for help and her children entered foster care. When she got out of the hospital, she learned the unfortunate truth of how hard it is to get kids home from foster care. However, because a Safe Families Host Home and other volunteers stepped up, she was able to get her daughters back and now has support should an emergency happen again. She often talks about how grateful she is for her Safe Families team and has even started attending church with them.
Nicole’s story was possible because of people who invested in DC127 and ensured that when Nicole called, we could say yes. We get calls almost every day from parents like Nicole, and we don’t have enough homes to say yes every time… yet. But we know we can get there.
By reaching out to your friends and family, you’re expanding our network and equipping us to reach churches, train volunteers, and support each person that opens their home. You’re making stories like Nicole’s possible for every family that calls us.
So, will you help us spread the word?
Here are three ways you can be a champion for us:
- Set a personal goal of an amount to raise, and then email ten people to share why you care about DC127 and ask them to give towards your goal. (When people give, they can leave your name in the comments and we’ll know they are connected to you). You can also copy “ ” on your email.
- Post one Facebook post before November 12th and one on November 12th.
- Send 5 tweets with #GivingDay and why you care about DC127
Oh, and check it out. To make this easy on you, we’ve included sample emails, posts, and tweets (at the end of this blog).
I know it can be scary to ask people to donate, but when you ask someone to donate, you’re giving them the opportunity to be part of God’s work in our city and in the lives of families like Nicole’s. These posts, emails, and tweets will mean more to your friends and family because of your courage in sending them.
If you have any questions at all, you can email us at and we’ll get back to you right away. Please consider making Giving Day become a success by inviting your family and friends to join.
And thank you. Thank you for being part of the DC127 team, and thank you for using your gifts, your skills, your network, and your time to grow this movement and to care for kids in foster care and families in crisis.
Seriously. Thank you!
P.S. Shaw’s Tavern is hosting a happy hour for us from 6-9pm on November 12th to celebrate. You should come (and invite all your friends)!