GiveBIG for Mental Health Awareness Month
It’s mental health awareness month and there is no better way to kick it off than with the annual GiveBIG event
We are pleased to announce that all donations during the GiveBIG event ending on May 3 will be matched 1:1 up to $100,000!
GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign organized by 501 Commons where individuals and organizations come together in Washington to invest in our communities. This year’s 48-hour giving event is May 2-3. In 20-22, 51,844 donations were made to 1,523 nonprofits in Washington.
NAMI Eastside has a GiveBIG page where you can donate once, or monthly with all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, or ACH.
What are you supporting by donating to NAMI Eastside?
- Youth programs, classes, and events like our recent Youth Mental Health Conference
- Free support groups, therapy, classes and other community-oriented mental health resources
- Outreach, support, and mental health education for non-english speakers
- A knowledge base and team committed to connecting those in need with mental health resources
NAMI Eastside does much more, and you can learn about them, sign up for support groups, or browse upcoming events at nami-eastside.org
We only have two days to make an impact this year for GiveBIG! Donate here and let’s see if we can get on the leaderboard!
How to participate
Simply go to wagives.org and search for the organization you’d like to donate to. If you have donated to GiveBIG in the past, click on the green “Give Again” tile option you can easily give to all the causes you supported in previous years. You can read more donor FAQs here.
You can also help organizations raise funds and awareness by sharing their profile pages with your family, friends, and colleagues. Or, take it a step further and set up a fundraising page on behalf of an organization you support. It’s easy, and you can now set up your own fundraising page all year long!
Step 1: Choose Your Organization and click the Fundraise button to create your fundraising page.
You can then either log into your Mightycause account or create a new account.
Step 2: Create your page by entering your fundraiser title and setting your goal. Upload an image or video under featured media and/or add a video from Youtube or Vimeo if you wish.
Step 3: Write your Story. Your story should share your connection to NAMI Eastside or mental health in general. Sharing why you give will encourage others to join you!
A personal story is the most compelling reason for friends and family to give.
Step 3: Share Your Page
When your campaign page is live, you can raise funds by asking your family, friends, and colleagues to support your campaign. Send out the custom URL for your page by email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. You can also share our post about GiveBIG fundraising on Facebook.
Thank you to everyone that helps us spread our message of hope year after year. Many that aren’t able to donate spend the time to start a fundraising page. Many that aren’t able to do that spread the word. Countless others volunteer their time, ideas, and donate their wisdom and experience to our organization.
We are thankful for each and every person that engages in conversation about mental wellness, attends a support group, asks a friend how they are doing, and stops to listen when they answer. You don’t need to donate your time or money to break the stigma. An honest conversation with yourself and those around you will strengthen our communities and lead to better mental health outcomes. As you have those conversations, we’ll be here to support you.