Facebook fundraisers are an easy, free way to spread the word about MFK and allow your network to give to a cause you care about. An added benefit is that 100% of donations to nonprofits made through Facebook's platform go directly to the organization being supported. Facebook covers all fees and does not charge nonprofits for processing donations.
The easiest way to set up a fundraiser is using MFK’s direct fundraiser link:
Alternatively, you can navigate to set up a fundraiser from your Facebook home page:
When is a good time to create a fundraiser?
- You can create a Facebook fundraiser at any time of the year! An ideal time to encourage your friends to contribute is near your birthday, or around the holidays. Many people hold birthday or anniversary fundraisers because their friends are already thinking about how to honor them.
Are donations tax-deductible?
- Yes, all donations made via Facebook are tax-deductible. Those who donate will automatically receive a tax receipt sent to the primary email address associated with their Facebook account.
Will everyone see when my friends donate?
- Your friends can choose who will see their donation when they make a contribution. The donation can be kept private if the person chooses.
What information will MFK receive when they donate?
- When your friends donate, their names and donation amounts will be shared with MFK. They'll also have the option to share their email with MFK to receive updates.
How long will the fundraiser run?
- Generally, the fundraiser will run for two weeks, but you can set the end date to up to three months out.
The best way to inspire others to give is by making your posts personal. Share about your connection to MFK and why YOU support our work.
Example to start with:
“Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for Meds & Food for Kids and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $100. Every little bit helps.
One in five Haitian children is malnourished. One in fourteen will not live to see their 5th birthday. Dr. Patricia Wolff founded Meds & Food for Kids in 2003, after witnessing children suffering and dying from malnutrition. She started a factory in Haiti to make therapeutic food that reverses malnutrition. The results are astonishing.
MFK makes their foods in Cap-Haïtien using simple ingredients like peanuts, sourced from local, smallholder farmers. In their factory, they employ and train Haitians from the community – enabling them not only to provide for their families but also to learn the skills needed to create sustainable change and build their economy.”
OR, if you think your friends might like something shorter, you can cut and paste this or write a short note like:
“Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday! Please consider making a donation to Meds & Food for Kids, an organization that I support because I believe in their mission of helping Haiti by feeding malnourished children, creating jobs, training farmers, and sustainably investing in Haiti’s future.”