Here at The Younique Foundation we are often asked: How can I help? What are ways that I can give? As a nonprofit public charity, we rely on your generosity and kindness to help us continue to provide survivors with the tools, education, and support they need to heal from child sexual abuse. What you may not realize is there are a lot of ways to give. This holiday season, why not try one (or all!) of these 12 ways of giving?
Make a one-time donation.
We know that every dollar donated to us is an incredible gift and we are grateful to every donor, no matter the amount donated. If you would like to make a one-time, tax-deductible donation, simply go here and follow the instructions. Thank you for helping us spread hope and healing for survivors of child sexual abuse.
Buy a holiday ornament.
Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this beautiful ornament will look great in your home. With Hopeencased in the beauty of bubble glass, this is the type of ornament you can display year-round. Purchase one for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, here. These are only available for a limited time, so you’ll want to hurry and buy yours now!
Get your company involved.
There are a lot of benefits for a company when they choose to donate to a charitable cause. Not only are the donations tax-deductible, it’s also been said to increase employee satisfaction, allows the opportunity for you to share the great work you’re doing with your customers or clients, and gives you the chance to support an amazing cause! You’ll be surprised how many of your employees are survivors of child sexual abuse or know and love a survivor in their life. They’ll appreciate that you care.
Shop our store.
If you want your gifts to keep on giving, buy them from our online shop! Not only will you get a high-quality item, but you’ll also be supporting our cause! 100% of the proceeds from our shop go to helping survivors of child sexual abuse. As an added bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about the work that we do here at The Younique Foundation (or at our prevention brand Defend Innocence) when someone asks you where you got your cute shirt/hat/sweater/water bottle, etc.
Sign up for Amazon Smile.
An easy way to donate to The Younique Foundation without even thinking about it is to make us your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. A portion of each qualifying purchase will be donated to us without you having to do anything except your usual Amazon shopping. It’s one of the easiest ways to give!
Donate your birthday.
If your birthday falls during the holiday season, it could be a great opportunity for you to donate your birthday to us. What does that mean? It means that you let your friends and family on social media know that in lieu of gifts for you, you’d like them to gift us with a donation. When they realize that our cause matters to you, they’ll be much more likely to donate.
Give a donation as a gift.
Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is showing them how much you care about a cause that’s important to them. You can donate on behalf of another person and let them know that you were thinking of them when you did it. All you have to do is go here and follow the instructions. They’ll be as grateful as we are for your generosity.
Start a fundraiser.
Reach out to your friends and families and see if they’ll support you in creating your own fundraiser. All you need to do is go here and follow the instructions.
Set up a recurring donation.
When you donate to a cause you believe in, it makes you feel really good. Would you like to have that good feeling even more often? You can! When you sign up for a recurring donation, you can have that good feeling every month, knowing that you’re helping women who were sexually abused as children.
When a woman arrives at The Haven Retreat, one of the first things that she’s given is a fleece blanket that’s been lovingly tied by one of our amazing volunteers. Give your time by joining in and tying blankets for our retreat participants. You can find the instructions here.
Make an in-kind donation.
We want every woman who attends The Haven Retreat to feel safe and taken care of when she arrives. She’s taken a big step on her healing journey to be there and we want to make it as easy for her as possible. That’s where in-kind donations are important. Whether you donate a journal for her to write in, a bowl so she can try kintsugi, or a toothbrush so she doesn’t need to panic that she forgot hers, every gift will let her know that she is loved.
Share why you support our cause.
The work we do here at The Younique Foundation is important. It allows so many survivors of child sexual abuse to realize that they are not alone. Take a moment to feature us on your social media page by sharing a meme and tell your friends, family, and followers why you support our cause.