Share the Love This Valentine’s Day and Win a $250 Giving Card

Charitable giving is, at its core, the act of showing compassion, goodwill and kindness to others. Some might argue that Valentine’s Day echoes these sentiments. While Valentine’s Day is one of our more contentious holidays, with many of us having strong feelings for (“The more chocolates and flowers, the better!”) and against (“Cupid who?”), this year, at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we’re inviting everyone to celebrate by sharing the love. No, not the love you have for your significant other, but the love you have for charitable giving, specifically the cause or charity that is closest to your heart.#KCSharesTheLove with a Giving Card Giveaway

Everyone can join us, whether your Valentine’s Day involves a romantic dinner or a SAD (single awareness day) celebration. Simply tell the world about your favorite cause or nonprofit organization, and you’ll be entered to win one of four $250 Giving Cards, which can be redeemed to benefit the charity of your choice.

There are three ways to enter between now and February 14:

Facebook

Update your status and tell your friends about a cause or charity you love. Tag us in the post, like this:
#KCSharesTheLove Facebook Post

To tag us, first “Like” our Facebook page. Then, start typing “Greater Kansas City Community Foundation” in your status update, and our page will pop up. You can do the same for any charity with a Facebook page.

Be sure to include a link to this page: http://bitly.com/kcsharesthelove, use the #KCSharesTheLove hashtag and set the post to “Public,” so we know you’ve entered.

Twitter

Tweet about a charity or cause you love, including the link: http://bitly.com/kcsharesthelove, the #KCSharesTheLove hashtag and @gkccf. Also, make sure you follow us on Twitter, so we can contact you if you win.

Here’s a sample entry:
#KCSharesTheLove Tweet

Blog

Is 140 characters just not enough to express your love for the cause or charity of your choice? We get it. Do you have your own blog? Write a post about your favorite cause or nonprofit organization. In your post, be sure to link to http://bitly.com/kcsharesthelove, and please send us an email, so we know your story is out there.

Fine Print

You can enter up to three times: once via Facebook, once via Twitter and once via your blog. Valid entries must follow the specific requirements above - without tagging us on Facebook or using the #KCSharesTheLove hashtag on Twitter, we won’t know you posted anything.

All entries will be aggregated and duplicate postings will be removed. Four entries will be selected at random to each receive one, $250 Giving Card. Recipients of the Giving Cards will be notified via private message. Once the recipient provides a mailing address, we will mail the Giving Card.

So, put down the oversized box of chocolates, and start sharing the charitable love!

Grow Your Giving Giving Communications Director Leanne Breiby

 

Authored by: Leanne Breiby, Director of Communications

 

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