What’s Your Giving Story to Share with the World?

Share your Giving Story of what Inspires you to Give Back, the Moment that Changed your Understanding of Generosity Through #MyGivingStory

This year, in conjunction with #GivingTuesday, you have the opportunity to share your giving story through #MyGivingStory and win up to $10,000 for your favorite nonprofit organization.

  • What inspires you to give back?
  • Is there a moment or event that changed your understanding of generosity?
  • Who is the most generous person you know and how has that person influenced you?

At the July 25, 2018 Congressional Reception in Washington, DC, individuals impacted by homelessness in New Jersey shared the stories about how affordable housing or the prospect of affordable housing has changed their lives. Many of these stories are perfect matches for the #MyGivingStory project!

  • What kind of story should you write?
  • Respond to the prompt—”Every act of giving has a story. What’s yours?”—in whatever way is meaningful to you.
  • Think about what or who inspires you to give back. Have you given time, donated money or goods, or shared skills that made a meaningful impact?
  • What is the first time you remember giving?
  • Is there a moment or event that changed your understanding of generosity?
  • Who is the most generous person you know and how has that person influenced you?
  • Feel free to be creative!

Individuals can also share the stories of organization working to end homelessness that they work or volunteer for.

The deadline to enter your own story in the contest is Friday, November 30, 2018. How does #MyGivingStory work?

  1. Submit your essay (with an optional image) or video story between November 1st and November 30th.
  2. Share your story regularly via social media and encourage everyone you know to vote daily through December 7th.
  3. The 20 entries with the most votes will be considered by the judging panel the week of December 10th.
  4. The winning stories will be announced the week of December 17th.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Click here to support Monarch Housing Associates through #GivingTuesday.

#MyGivingStory Contest Rules

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