Thank you for a successful Giving Tuesday
Almost a week later, our office is still buzzing with talk of Giving Tuesday. As the country came together to celebrate giving, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of supporters across the board. From one-time donors to long-standing supporters; from the generosity of our partner Barlean’s to support from friends in Hollywood, Giving Tuesday brought a community together to end slavery, and we put a dent in our goal of One Million for Freedom.
Our partner Barlean’s kicked the day off with a bold commitment: to double every donation, up to $50,000. From the west coast to the east coast and all the way around the world, we watched your generosity pour in, every dollar being matched. Excitement around the day continued to grow when we saw support roll in from Not For Sale advocates like Ambassador and Young Hollywood host Oliver Trevena, musical groups Pentatonix and Enation, the Duchess of York, Pastor Graham Cooke, and Hollywood stars Vanessa Hudgens, Jaimie Alexander, Nikki Reed, Austin Butler, Troian Bellisario, Alexa Vega, and more.
The day was indeed a celebration at Not For Sale; we had a blast rallying around the movement to end slavery with you, our community. We may have gotten hashtag happy at the office, and we had an especially good laugh over this “un-selfie” from our friends at Barlean’s!
Thank you for your donations and for your support on social media, on Giving Tuesday and every day. We’re excited to say that we raised nearly $12,000 on Giving Tuesday, which means $24,000 was given to sustainable solutions to human trafficking on this one day.
Thank you for choosing to give impact this season. Don’t forget, our campaign to raise One Million for Freedom is in full force, and donations are still being matched. Visit our campaign site for more information and to give freedom this holiday season.