Your NYE hangover is gone, all the confetti is swept up, your resolutions are rock-solid and you’re ready to kick 2019’s ass. But before you do, we want to remind you of all the good you did last year… for 186 nonprofits!
Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” But sometimes, it’s pretty cool to see the change you wished to be in the world. And by that we mean see the truly life-changing impact you created. No offense, Gandhi.
Thanks for being a part of our awesome community of dreamers who raised over $41 million dollars to support charities around the world. Here are some highlights:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans came together to support Midnight Mission and honor Tom Petty’s legacy. That money provided free residential recovery services to 146 individuals experiencing homelessness. And we’re happy to report: 33 have successfully transitioned out as sober people ready to connect with friends and family, and 26 now have sustainable employment with a living wage!
Congratulations, Post Malone fans! You helped provide over 160 scholarships to the widows and children of our most honorable servicemen and servicewomen who were disabled or killed in action. What an incredible way to honor our military families.
Your support of the Wonder Woman 1984 campaign with Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins raised over a million dollars to benefit the Anti-Recidivism Coalition! Thanks to you, ARC will be able to advocate for fairer criminal justice laws, fund Hope and Redemption educational programming inside prisons, run trauma counseling sessions and fund internships for the formerly incarcerated.
Deadpool would be proud… because your generosity will help FCancer kick cancer’s butt. That means providing cancer screenings, vaccinations and psychosocial support material around crucial topics; sending cancer patients and survivors to a survivorship retreat in Canada; and creating media campaigns to raise awareness and increase screening rates of various cancers.
You entered to win Kimbal Musk’s Tesla and raised some big green for Big Green! Those funds are now hard at work helping Big Green add more Learning Gardens and programming to cities and school districts around the country. You’re part of the movement to build a healthier future for our kids—and for all of us, really.
Your love of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski translated to some incredible impact for Malala Fund. Thanks to you, Malala Fund can provide 61,000 school uniforms and 15,000 learning material packs for girls in Borno State, Nigeria, and reach 324 Syrian families in refugee camps to help them enroll their daughters in school.
That’s just a drop in the ocean of support you provided. Cheers to you and to another incredible year!