Six years ago, Mashable officially named June 30 “Social Media Day” to celebrate the impact that social media has made on our everyday lives. Since its start, people have found many creative ways to party on (you can see how people celebrated last year here).
Since every day feels like “Social Media Day,” we thought it would be a great idea to harness our #SocialSuperPowers to benefit the community that has supported us from the very beginning.
Starting Monday, June 26, we are kicking off a week-long fundraising push utilizing the power of social media. We’ve chosen to focus our efforts to some of our favorite causes with a presence in New Mexico. Each of our team members has chosen a nonprofit and has made their personal facebook page public for the week in order to utilize the awesome donate button located at the top right hand corner of their page.
Here are the nonprofits chosen by our team members:
Domestic Violence Resource Center
I am dedicating this week to helping the Domestic Violence Resource Center. The DVRC exists to make an impact in the lives of both children and adults who have fallen victim to domestic abuse. I’ve had the privilege of serving on their board for several months now and wholeheartedly support the mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence and abuse. Your support may help victims of domestic violence begin living violence free lives.
Auri, Our Laughing Lady 12/16
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation
I am dedicating this week to helping the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. CTHF helps make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities by providing familial support and much needed equipment to those in need. I chose CTHF because it really is all about the kids! Your support could help New Mexican families reach their full potential. CTHF has been a client of Siarza Social Digital since December 2016. Donate Here
Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network
As a member of RGDSN, my family has seen the profound impact this organization has on families and communities across the northern part of our state. The group works to create awareness, assure inclusion, and promote independence in individuals with Down syndrome. Your contribution helps to fund support and outreach activities, and unique opportunities for families including scholarships to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. RGDSN has been a client of Siarza Social Digital since April 2016. Donate Here
Analicia, Donut Diva
Ronald McDonald House Charity
I am dedicating this week to helping Ronald McDonald House Charity. This wonderful organization has helped countless families in New Mexico including my own. Your support could provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so that they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Donate Here
Denise, Secret Spice Girl
New Mexico Immigration Law Center
I’m dedicating this week to helping the New Mexico Immigration Law Center. I chose NMILC because I believe all New Mexicans deserve access to justice and your support could mean the difference between deportation and a family being able to stay together.
Carson, Incredible Intern
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
I am dedicating this week to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico. I chose Big Brothers Big Sisters because in a place such as Albuquerque where there is such a high rate of poverty, at-risk youth need someone who can inspire them and help mold their character to promote future success and ultimately help Albuquerque to grow. Donate Here
Danielle, Incredible Intern
Desert Forge Foundation
I am dedicating this week to helping Desert Forge Foundation. DFF was formed by combat veterans to help their fellow veterans who are returning home find employment, restoration, hope and strength. Donate to DFF and help them change and maybe even save the lives of our veterans. Donate Here
Yazmen, Incredible Intern
RoadRunner Food Bank
I am dedicating this week to helping Roadrunner Food Bank. After volunteering there I was amazed by the amount of food going to those in need in our community. Donate Here