#GivingTuesday 2017


Click here to donate to St. Vladimir's Seminary on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017!


Please use our 2017 #GivingTuesday Toolkit & other resources attached below to join in our ministry! The kit includes helpful ideas to raise money and enthusiasm for #GivingTuesday: 

  • "Be a Star!": Ready-made Tweets and Facebook posts for you to get the word out on your social media channels
  • "Parish Bulletin Blurbs": Ready-made blurbs for you to drop weekly into your parish bulletins
  • "Rally Your Troops!": Fun activities for Teen Groups, Church School Leaders, Parish Organizations
  • "Serve Coffee": Special coffee hour ideas to double donations to St. Vladimir's Seminary on #GivingTuesday
Click on our 2017 #GivingTuesday Toolkit here!

The Challenge

This year, we've set a goal of $50,000 on #GivingTuesday, with a matching  gift of $50,000! But, we know we're all able to exceed that goal: last year we set a goal of $60,000 with a matching gift of $60,000, and guess what? You gave from your hearts and donated $67,800; with the matching gift, that totaled $127,800! Let’s #give2svots! 

How Can You Minister with Us?

Of course, you may donate to help us reach our $50,000 goal...but you may also encourage others to give by sharing why you gave. Follow us on social media for updates on our progress—and we'll follow you as well!

The Tithe

Because we believe in giving, we’ll be tithing 10% of whatever we raise on #GivingTuesday. This year’s recipient?  Pro Vita Association for the Born and Unborn in Romania, a non-profit and apolitical organization that supports the well-being of  families by providing healthcare and education to family members in need. Currently, Pro Vita feeds, clothes, and shelters 400 orphaned children, and elderly men and women. It also gives financial educational aid to families who normally would not able to send their children to school. As well, it provides financial aid to struggling families, in particular mothers of families, so that they are able to welcome new members into their households. Through such support Pro Vita engenders respect for life and rebuilds families.  Remember: when you #give2svots you not only double your gift, you give twice!

Ways to Get Involved

1. Join the team
Our #GivingTuesday Toolkit will tell you everything you need to know.

2. Make a gift
Support St. Vladimir’s with a gift of any size! 

  • Give online between 12 am - 11:59 pm EST on November 28, 2017 
  • Give over the phone – we’ll be here at 914-961-8313 x 317 between 8 am and 10:00 pm EST (send an email to GivingTuesday@svots.edu after 10:00 pm EST)
  • Mail us your check dated November 28, 2017, to 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY, 10707 (it would help us if you write “#GivingTuesday” on the memo!)

3. Spread the word
Find ideas on how to involve your parish in our helpful attachments (below): blurbs for your parish bulletin, fliers, and coffee hour ideas are included!
Tell everyone how you plan to #give2svots this #GivingTuesday. Share our posts, and Like/Follow us on social media. You can also email us your photos at #GivingTuesday@svots.edu, to be shared on our social media pages.

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Accounts

 
FacebookFacebook
TwitterTwitter
InstagramInstagram
Use these sample posts, or use some from our "Be a Social Media Star" attachment (below)
  • I’m going to #give2svots today and double my gift! Visit svots.edu/givingtuesday to learn how you can too! #GivingTuesday
  • Join us as we celebrate our mission of serving others. Make a gift and spread the word on Nov 28! #give2svots svots.edu/givingtuesday
  • Today’s the day for giving back! My cause is St. Vladimir’s Seminary. What’s yours? #GivingTuesday #give2svots 
Post our video links in your social media channels

#GivingTuesday Video #1 : Introducing our SVOT's #GivingTuesday 2017 partner:  Pro Vita Association for the Born and Unborn in Romania, a non-profit and apolitical organization that supports the well-being of  families by providing healthcare and education to family members in need. Through such support Pro Vita engenders respect for life and rebuilds families.  

Use our graphics with our "Be a Social Media Star" blurbs in the attachment (below and attachments)
Use these Facebook covers leading up to and on #GivingTuesday
Use these images on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

AttachmentSize
GivingTuesdayToolkit.pdf439.87 KB
GT2017 Facebook Cover597.58 KB
GT2017 Facebook Cover532.51 KB
GT2017 Social Media Image482.11 KB
GT2017 Social Media Image439.19 KB
GT2017 Social Media Image9.55 MB