Step Up For Mental Health Campaign #GivingForward on #GivingTuesday, to support families and individuals dealing with Mental Health related issues during year-end giving, and passing out life-saving ‘Swag Bags’ Basics for those in need
Chicago, IL, November 16, 2017 – Step Up For Mental Health has joined two #GivingTuesday and end-of-year giving campaigns: The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. Participating organizations will compete for half of one million dollars in prize money from November 21, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET and runs through Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 1:59:59 p.m. ET. Step Up For Mental Health has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support the homeless during end-of-year giving and to support our programs for 2018 with families and caregivers dealing with mental health-related issues.
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We are also joining Facebook on November 28, 2017 with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for our #GivingForward event in honor of #GivingTuesday. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. Donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools can be matched up to $50K per nonprofit or max of $1K per fundraiser or donate button until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 8 a.m. EST (5 a.m. PST). Additionally, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.
Help us raise funds to make a difference in families and caregivers lives. Create a peer page on Facebook right now, and share it with your family and friends. You can go to our nonprofit page on Facebook via mobile or desktop!
Or, you can donate right on our page using Facebook’s charitable giving tools page we created!
What We Do
Step Up For Mental Health is a peer-to-peer advocacy group providing support, assistance, and education. First, we support individuals dealing with a mental health disorder. Secondly, we assist family members caring for someone with a mental illness and thirdly, we educate the public on mental health issues.
“As a person who has been homeless myself as a young teen, I continue to reflect on how I can do more in the community of Chicago,” said Adrienne McCue, Executive Director. “In the past year, I have witnessed homeless individuals on Michigan Avenue from all walks of life: from families with pets, to men with two little girls in the cold, to women and kids. We have to do more. I know all too well how being homeless can take its toll on one’s mental health. Step Up for Mental Health considers the small things that will make life easier for others in that moment.”
About Step Up For Mental Health
Step Up For Mental Health’s mission is to support, educate and provide services to empower families living with the challenges of mental health disorders. We do this by providing a safe place to share stories and find support for others who are dealing with mental health disorders or caring for family members with a mental illness. We believe that mental health issues impact social issues, including education, homelessness, and poverty. Step Up For Mental Health strives to match families with resources to help move them toward a more productive life.
“To educate, fight causes and change minds about mental health and its impact on families.”
About Newman’s Own Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation is celebrating 35 years of giving and $500 million to thousands of charities, helping millions of people. As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do.” Newman’s Own foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy and help make the world a better place. The Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products into charitable donations. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.
CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.
Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit www.CrowdRise.com. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.
On this global day of giving Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday. Make the most of this matching opportunity by leveraging the power of Facebook’s charitable giving tools.
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