November 28, 2016
#WellWishes Holiday Campaign Supporter Tool Kit 2016
Join Voss Foundation and #GivingTuesday’s global movement to unite communities around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. This holiday season, Voss Foundation is asking “Why are you thankful for clean, safe water and adequate sanitation?”
663 million people worldwide still use unimproved drinking water sources, including unprotected wells and springs and surface water. Nearly half these people live in sub-Saharan Africa. We want to simply spread awareness for the need of clean water, sanitation and hygiene– otherwise known as “WASH”.
Voss Foundation’s Mission Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Read our story here.
What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable end-of-year giving season.
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of individuals to bring about real change in communities who need it most; It also brings together nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
What You Can Do (Nov. 16 – Dec. 25, 2016) We kicked off this campaign at Women Helping Women NYC on November 16, increasing sharing on #GivingTuesday November 29, and concluding on Christmas, December 25. Your likes and shares are vital in helping create a ripple effect!
Like the ripple effect clean and safe water has on a community, your social shares and likes are vital in helping us create a Voss Foundation ripple effect here at home! All you have to do is copy and paste the images and messages below on your social media pages over the next 6 weeks OR repost directly from one of the Voss Foundation pages.
It’s as simple as that and anyone can do it. We know your kids are on social media too- why not get the whole family involved this holiday season? And if you don’t have a social media page, today is the perfect time to get one started.
4 Twitter Post Ideas (RT= Retweet)
- If you wish for more kids to attend school in Sub-Saharan Africa because of access to clean water, please RT! #WellWishes @VossFoundation
- Please RT: With clean water, mothers can give birth in health centers with a much lower chance of infection. #WellWishes @VossFoundation
- Please RT: Once women are contributing to their families’ income, they begin to achieve parity. #Empowerment #WellWishes @VossFoundation
- Sanitation facilities at schools promote better hygiene & attendance. Why are you thankful for clean, safe water? #WellWishes @VossFoundation
4 Facebook/Instagram Post Ideas
1. Well Wishes for: Education
When sanitation facilities exist at schools, female attendance and retention improves, giving them more opportunities for the future. I wish that one day every young girl will be able to have clean, safe water and finish school. #WellWishes #VossFoundation
2. Well Wishes for: Female Empowerment
More women can generate income from agriculture, artisan craft, commerce and beyond and start contributing to their families’ well-being. I wish that one day men and women will be equal in work, pay and responsibility. #WellWishes #VossFoundation
3. Well Wishes for: Health & Hygiene
I am thankful for #cleanwater, sanitation and hygiene for my family. I wish every family in Sub-Saharan Africa could have the same access. Please share if you agree. #WellWishes #VossFoundation
4. Well Wishes for: Economic Parity
When women and girls have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene closer to their homes, they have more time to work and care for their families. I wish this was a reality for every woman and girl. #WellWishes #VossFoundation
5. Well Wishes for: Sub-Saharan Africa
Since 1990, 2.6 billion people gained access to clean, safe drinking water source. I wish for clean water access for communities without it, so they can grow and thrive. #WellWishes #VossFoundation