The Season of Giving: Save A Life Initiative and #GivingTuesday
‘Tis the season of giving! Why is it the most wonderful time of the year? Is it the gifts you receive? The time off you earn? While these perks of the holiday season should bring delight, there is nothing like being generous during the winter months. For many of us, we find comfort in snuggling by a fire during the coldest days, indulging in soul foods, and being with our family and friends. What a blessing, but what about those who aren’t so lucky?
Through the Save A Life Initiative, the Disque Foundation has traveled both domestically and abroad to empower individuals to learn to save a life with CPR and basic life support training. Along the way, we have served countless impoverished and homeless individuals and families. We have seen first hand a glimpse of what life would be like without the comfort of our own homes, lives and amenities, especially during the coldest winter months.
This year, we are participating in Giving Tuesday, an annual day celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a movement through the power of social media and collaboration. What better time of the year to give?
The Save A Life Initiative has a mission of empowering a million people to save a life by the year 2020, but we need your help! Your #GivingTuesday donation, whether $5 or a simple share to your friends on social media, will provide medical relief to those living in third-world and remote communities with free CPR education, and will help facilitate our future trips in 2017. This year, our end-of-year goal sits at $3000.
Kick of your season of giving by giving to the Save A Life Initiative, or a charity participating in #GivingTuesday that speaks to your heart. If you’re on Instagram or Twitter, giving is simpler than ever! We’ve teamed up with Good World to make the donating process easy. Simply tweet or post a comment on Instagram using the hashtag #donate, tag @DisqueFNDN on twitter or @SaveALifeInitiative on Instagram, and the desired amount to be given. Check out the twitter and Instagram examples below:
To give, please click here, or click the button below to give via PayPal.
We are giving back to our medical missionary, Dr. Harry Owens!
In addition, the Empowerment Team at the Disque Foundation has decided to match all proceeds that are generated from #GivingTuesday to our medical advisor, Dr. Harry Owens. Dr. Owens is a valued member of our Save A Life Initiative Advisory board, and has recently signed up to return to South Sudan to do missionary volunteer medical work with the Comboni Missionary Nuns in Nzara in collaboration with Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMBB). CMBB works hard to place qualified individuals, such as Dr. Owens, into the practice, but they also need our help with costs involved with placing volunteers.
Dr. Owens has a fundraise set up with a goal of $12,000. Here at the Disque Foundation, we are so honored to have individuals like Dr. Owens on our Save A Life Initiative Advisory Board, and we fully support his work in South Sudan. We have decided to match all proceeds form #GivingTuesday to Dr. Owens Crowdrise page! Check out the video below to learn more about the hospital Dr. Owens will be volunteering for:
We want to know if you give to the Save A Life Initiative! Please use the hashtag #SaveALifeInitiative and update your status to Facebook, Twitter or upload a photo to Instagram so we can say thanks!
If a financial donation is not possible, we always appreciate a share to your friends and family on social networks, feel free to copy and paste these generated statuses to your social sites!
Social Status Sharing Example for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram: Join me in supporting the Save A Life Initiative on #GivingTuesday this year to empower others to save lives by providing advanced health care education to underserved populations of the world! Every donation helps save lives: Donate today!