For more than 40 years, FSC has provided hope and healing to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We could not provide the programs and services we do without your generosity. There are now more ways than ever that you can champion our efforts.
Did you know that Facebook makes it super easy to raise funds for FSC? You can create a fundraiser to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or for no other reason that to support FSC and our programs and services.
The benefits of creating a Facebook fundraiser are numerous. You can encourage donations to FSC in your honor while increasing visibility for FSC’s work and mission by inviting friends to support your fundraiser, learn more about your cause, and donate. Facebook also makes raising funds easy, exciting, and secure: Fundraiser creators can set donation goals and track their progress toward those goals, and donors can enter their payment information securely and easily through Facebook. With Facebook fundraisers, supporting women and girls only takes a few clicks!
To get started on your Facebook Fundraiser today, follow these steps or click the button below.
- Create your fundraiser: Log in to your Facebook account and click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your news feed. The option to create a fundraiser also appears when you click on the downward arrow on the far right of the top toolbar.
- Click “Raise Money”
- Click “Get Started” then select “Nonprofit” and and search or select “Montgomery Area Family Violence Program, Inc”
- Set up your fundraising page. Determine your personal fundraising goal as well as an end date for your fundraiser. (For example, you could create a fundraiser that runs through your entire birthday month or through the week of your birthday.) Give your fundraiser a catchy and descriptive title and use your summary to explain why you think your Facebook friends should donate to FSC. Make it count! Here is some sample language, but make sure to personalize! “Please help me support the Family Sunshine Center’s mission through a donation to my fundraiser. The Family Sunshine Center is dedicated to ending family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through comprehensive services and community-based outreach and prevention education.”
- Next you will need to choose an eye-catching cover image. You can either use FSC’s banner image or upload a photo of your own. To upload a photo of your own, click “Edit” in the right corner of the default cover photo, select “Upload New Photo,” and choose from your files.
- Once you’ve picked out a cover image, click “Get Started” to make your fundraiser’s page available for everyone to see!
Give with Amazon Smile
Do you regularly shop on Amazon? Whether you’re buying clothes, groceries, books, the latest technology or indeed anything else that Amazon sells, your order could help to end family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and foster hope and healing. Amazon Smile is an initiative by Amazon that lets you donate a percentage of your purchase to a charitable cause – and now you can select Family Sunshine Center as your chosen charity!
How does Amazon Smile work?
When you sign up to shop through Amazon Smile, you select the charity which will receive the donation. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible purchases to that charity at no extra cost to you. It may seem like a small percentage, but it soon adds up if lots of our supporters get involved!
Amazon Smile is the same as the Amazon you already use – the same products, prices and service. All you need to do is make the switch from shopping via amazon.com and shop at smile.amazon.com. Amazon Smile can also be activated on the Amazon shopping app for your cell phone when you need to shop on the go.
In fact, when you’ve signed up to Amazon Smile and you are logged in to your usual Amazon account, you will receive a prompt onscreen asking if you wish to switch to Amazon Smile.
Not every product will be eligible for Amazon Smile, so keep an eye out on the product pages for your favorite items to see if it has a message that says: “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation”.
How can I sign up for Amazon Smile?
Signing up for Amazon Smile is easy. All you need to do is go to smile.amazon.com and follow the instructions. You will need an existing Amazon account to sign up for Amazon Smile. When registering for Amazon Smile, you will be asked to choose the charitable organization you wish for the donations to go to. To find us, search for Family Sunshine Center. You will need to do this before shopping, as you cannot claim Amazon Smile donations on previous orders.
Are you already signed up for Amazon Smile and have chosen another charity?
If you wish to change to Family Sunshine Center, you can log in to your Amazon Smile account and change the charity at any time. Any future orders you make will then have the percentage donated to us.