Giving Tuesday is a grassroots effort to shift focus after Thanksgiving from shopping to giving. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 2nd this year) more and more people are making donations to their favorite charities and encouraging others to do so as well.
Now that we have officially received IRS charitable organization status, we can take part in Giving Tuesday. So won’t you make a donation to the BBS Foundation on December 2nd and ask the people around you to do so as well? When you do, make sure to post it on your Facebook page or on Twitter with #givingTuesday and encourage others to join in.
But opportunities to support BBS research and treatment this holiday season don’t end there. Amazon recently launched the Amazon Smile program. When you shop at smile.amazon.com 0.5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice. It’s the exact same Amazon shopping experience with the exact same prices, you just get to support BBS research and treatment too.
Go to smile.amazon.com, search for Bardet Biedl Syndrome Foundation, and choose us as your designated charity. Then tell your friends and family to do the same before they do their Holiday shopping.
But if you’re looking for a special gift that directly supports BBS, we’re now selling bracelets made by children with BBS and their siblings. Olivia Howard, a BBSFA member, is leading the effort. If you’d like to help out please contact Olivia. All profits from bracelet sales will go to the BBS Foundation. Check out the bracelets here.