If you are going to donate to your favorite nonprofit organization this year, today is the day to do it. Today is GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual one-day, online charitable event where all credit card donations given between midnight and midnight (Pacific Standard Time) are prorated. There are over 1,400 nonprofits eligible for the prorated donations, and Jolkona is one of them!
What does prorated mean?
Prorated donations are donations that will be “stretched” (up to $25,000 per donor, per organization) by some very generous sponsors from around the greater Seattle area. In other words, the more money you donate, the more money your favorite nonprofit organization will receive from the stretch fund. In addition to the stretch fund, GiveBIG will be randomly giving away Golden Tickets to donors and nonprofits. If a donor is lucky enough to get a Golden Ticket, another thousand dollars will be given to the nonprofit they donated too. In addition, the donor will receive a one hundred dollar gift card to Starbucks, and the nonprofit will receive a round-trip airline ticket, courtesy of Alaska Airlines. If you want to donate, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so.
How can you help?
The Kona Fund was created to offset Jolkona’s operating costs, allowing 100% of all donations to go straight to the project of the donor’s choosing. Jolkona keeps all operating costs to a minimal, in order to maintain our over 100 projects going on around the world. Any donation towards the Kona Fund effectively keeps Jolkona running and keeps our over 100 projects in motion. No donation is too big or too small. Remember, today all credit card donations will be stretched. Jolkona’s vision for the next generation of philanthropists is to make every donation count towards each project they tackle.
Nothing is more powerful than someone donating to a cause they believe in, and Jolkona sends regular updates showing how each donation has made a real change. A donation of thirty dollars will provide supplemental care (i.e. medicine) to people in Kenya infected with HIV. A donation of fifty dollars will help feed a hungry family in Nicaragua by providing long-term agricultural support. A list of current projects can be found on our website.
Your choice to donate today will greatly impact not only our local community, but also impact communities around the world.