Idaho Gives 2020

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Idaho Gives is a statewide giving program that is usually one day of giving. This year, to compensate for our inability to get together in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho has the ability to give for TWO WEEKS! taking place from April 23rd to May 7th, 2020, and it’s all online! This year for two amazing weeks, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It’s a time to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together – be a part of it!

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more crucial that Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association gets your support now! All of our events that would normally be used to raise funds have been affected and we are still not sure what the rest of the year will look like. Also, bad timing, but this year we are doing a planned refresh on our annual Buddy Walk that was normally in October so we can come back strong in 2021. That said, the intention was to make up for those lost funds with other events. Unfortunately, we have not been able to hold any of the events and the rest may be canceled as well. Please consider donating any funds that you would have given during other events and especially the Buddy Walk during the 2020 Idaho Gives campaign. We really appreciate your support!

Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association thanks you in advance for your help and participation in Idaho Gives 2020. One of the great and easy ways to get involved is to post pictures on social media and share them with friends and family to encourage them to participate as well. Below is a list of Idaho Gives sign images with relevant sayings on them that you can either download and edit or print “as is” then create your own personal pictures to post back on social media.
Be sure to include the hashtags as well with your fun and inspirational images to support the Down syndrome community and TVDSA.

Hashtags – #IdahoGives #TVDSA #RockThe21 #morealikethandifferent #WhatIBringToMyCommunity #NothingDownAboutIt #Inclusion4All

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TVDSA needs your help!
Please mark your calendar and tell your friends – We need your participation to not only support us directly but to help us participate in the contests during Idaho Gives. Each year Idaho Gives awards special bonuses and prizes for each category. Every donation qualifies us for a different contest. You can review the prize structure here to see when would be the best time for you to donate – you can even split it up over several smaller donations during the events to give us a better chance! Last year we had a diligent donor that won us a $500 prize for their well timed, minimum donation!

Tips for best impact from Idaho Gives for TVDSA

  • Consider the full amount that you might give to TVDSA and break that up into smaller, specifically timed, donations to coincide with the different contests.
  • Multiple small donations ($10 minimum) each count as an entry and will have more impact than one larger donation.
  • Set reminders to donate on a specific day/time that coincides with one of the contests listed.
  • Challenge Friends/Family to donate with you during a specific day/time that coincides with one of the contests listed.
  • The number of Unique donations is also important so even minimum donations from other family members will help with the Prize pool awards.

List of contests we ask that you participate in:

  • April 29th – Mid Week Mania – Organizations that receive online/verified donations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT on April 29th will be eligible.
  • May 5th – Tuesday Two Hour Tournament – Drawn randomly every two hours from a pool of verified donations from the previous two hours at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
  • May 6th – Mid Week Mania – Organizations that receive online/verified donations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT on May 6th will be eligible.
  • May 7th – Idaho Gives Grand Finale – Drawn randomly every hour on May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. MT
  • Leaderboard – Awarded to the top 10 organizations in our category based on the most unique donors at the end of Idaho Gives.

Visit our Idaho Gives site here to make your donation starting April 23rd or to get info about our other activities.

More details and reminders to come via email and social media so mark your calendar now and check this page for more updates.

We hope you all are well during this crisis. Stay Positive, Stay Clean, Stay Safe!

Idaho Gives – Will You? 

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