Knowledge is power, so they say, but also super fun- just check out these FUN FACTS and see for yourself!
Can giving make me happy?
It can certainly help! Givers are more happy than nongivers, so science & this article reports. Givers are 43 percent more likely to say they are “very happy.” Nongivers, on the other hand, are three and a half times as likely to say they’re “not happy at all.”
How many puppies can a $100 donation provide?
According to our friends at Best Friends Animal Society, every $100's in donations can provide six weeks of formula for an orphaned newborn puppy. (source).
What nonprofit has raised the most donations of any charitable organization?
The United Way*, at least as far as 2019 is concerned. This organization reported private contributions of $3.30 billion, which is actually down from it's peak in 2007 (that's some crazy math to conceptualize!). (source).
Bonus fun fact: The United Way is supported by Softgivivng, and you can find it listed in our charity options during your campaign creation.
Is the moon made of cheese?
No, but it would be cool if it was!
Fundraising on Facebook is a thing?
Yep! Facebook, well known for their ability to leverage their users' communities to reach and engage existing and new audiences, has supported fundraising efforts that have generated over $3 billion dollars!
Bonus fun fact: Softgiving's platform supports fundraising on Facebook (learn more here).
How many meals can $1 provide to families in need?
Feeding America is able to provide 10 meals(!) for every $1 of donations received. Talk about impact! (source).
Do I have to donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to help support healthcare needs or basic hospital services?
Nope! At St. Judes:
$50 = covers a portion of a CT Scan
$19 = provides thermometers
Bonus fun fact: St Judes is supported by Softgivivng, and you can find it listed in our charity options during your campaign creation.
Is Giving Tuesday a real holiday?
Yes, though it has it's roots in, well, grass roots, in 2019 humans of the world united in the spirt of the holiday season and raised nearly $2 billion* on December 3. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year, so plenty of time to plan, and plenty of years to raise more and more for great causes!
Bonus fun fact: A billion is 9 zero's.
How big is Bigfoot's big foot?
While no official reports have been made, Bigfoot's footprint is approximately 16-18 inches long. (source).
Jeezy has a charity?
Fo-reezy. It's called Street Dreamz. And in 2019 at his annual fundraising gala, the Snoball, Jeezy's community came together and pledged $65,000* to Street Dreamz.
Bonus fun fact: Street Dreamz is supported by Softgivivng, and you can find it listed in our charity options during your campaign creation.
^^ Proof: The Softgiving customer success team keeping fundraising weird and formal at the Snoball.
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