Did you know the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is referred as "Giving Tuesday?"
According to GivingTuesday.org, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving (GivingTuesday.org, 2018).
One of the best ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday (Giving Tuesday is often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism) is within your own community, or through organizations that mean a lot to you, and today, we're asking you to keep those affected by the Camp Fire in your hearts.
Photo via The Guardian
"Paradise, California, was a slice of heaven for those who lived there – until they lost everything in California's worst wildfire. The Camp Fire wiped out the town, killed at least 85 people, and scorched 150,000 acres. But in the face of a dark new reality, shellshocked residents are displaying resilience," states The Guardian in this article.
While all of our franchise locations, owners, instructors, and members are near and dear to our hearts, right now, our hearts are especially pouring out extra love to those who have been impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
We are providing an easy, shareable way to raise money DIRECTLY for FIT4MOM Chico and their instructors and members who have been impacted by the Camp Fire tragedy.
"The Camp Fire now ranks as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, after it destroyed more than 14,000 homes and businesses" (ABC7 News, 2018). At least 203 people are still missing (News Week, 2018).
4 QUICK + EASY WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1) JOIN & SHARE this Sweat4Paradise FB group with your F4M family + all your family & friends:
2) Give online and SHARE this link with your FIT4MOM family, plus share on your personal social pages:
3) Purchase and SHARE this link for Sweat4Paradise shirts:
4) PLAN a FIT4MOM Sweat4Paradise event in your area!
Are you a non-local FIT4MOM instructor or owner? Or a local bootcamp or studio workout boutique? Or an influencer or blogger who is interested in hosting a meet-up? We suggest a $10 minimum donation to attend a class or event you want to host. Our FIT4MOM community has been full of love & grace planning donation-based classes across the nation, and we are so proud and honored to be part of this beautiful community.
Jamie Lynn Saverin from FIT4MOM Danville said, "We held our #sweat4paradise class last Thursday and Friday and I was able to donate $10 per client who attended. I wish I had more in attendance, but our air quality is still terrible and many moms are staying home. I hope we can raise funds for these families!" and Rachelle Ricketts said, "I’m in Jamie’s awesome Danville mama village and couldn’t make it to the class, but I just donated and bought a tee! Sending love to all the Paradise families!💕"
Our FIT4MOM Chico village has been deeply affected by these fires; many members, friends and families have all lost their homes. This #GivingTuesday, please consider helping FIT4MOM Chico, as they have been doing all they can to help the families of the 13,000+ homes that were lost in the City of Paradise due to the Camp Fire.
Any additional questions? Please contact Haley Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org