#GivingTuesday 2019 Recap

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Posted by OBS Team on December 4th, 2019

This was the 6th year that you fundraised and gave with us on #GivingTuesday. Our campaign centered on raising some of the startup costs to build a library at the Endure Primary and Renewal High Schools in Yida Refugee Camp! A number of you also gave and fundraised through our other campaigns and events that support various projects in Sudan and Yida Refugee Camp. 

To everyone who helped us reach our goal, we are so thankful for your generosity! A few special shoutouts from the day:

Our Instagram Followers! This was the first year we fundraised on the platform. We'll see your full results in a few days, but we already know a good number of you decided to give and help fundraise on Instagram. A special thank you to Jacob Geyer, Ragaa Kunda, Andrea Pitman, Dan Searl, and Ashley Thephasone for encouraging people to join our cause!

Our Soirée For Sudan Committee. Our annual Gala isn't until March 28, but some of our talented planning committee members spent the day raising awareness about the event and reaching their personal fundraising goals. Special shoutout to Faith Pool, Sarah Roberts, and Samantha Stack! You helped raise an extra $525 on #GivingTuesday. 

Our Thanksgiving Supporters. Leading up to #GivingTuesday, three of our supporters shared their experiences in our movement and why they care about Sudan. Thanks to Victoria Busse, Mark Gosney, and Myanne James for helping us kick off this season of generosity!

Missed the big day? That's okay! Giving is still open:

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This year we mixed up our festivities with a city-wide Scavenger Hunt here in Memphis! 26 of our supporters spread out across the city in search of prizes and fun places. The winning team was the Marsh family! Congrats Anna, Richard, Tim, & Joe! 

We owe a big thank you to The Arcade RestaurantFacing History and OurselvesMiss Cordelia'sComeback CoffeeGlobal CaféChoose901Lafayette's Music RoomThe Pink PalaceTiger Bookstore, and Novel bookstore for hosting our Scavenger Hunters! Thank you for donating your time, space, and rewards for our supporters. And a big thank you to providing a total of $800 worth of gift bags to the winning team! This event would not have been possible without you.

Giving Tuesday 2019

Every #GivingTuesday we have a casual meetup at a brewery for our supporters here in Memphis! This year we were hosted by one of our Brand Partner's Wiseacre Brewing Company. Sudanese food was provided by our good friends at Global Cafe. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Our supporters who came to Wiseacre also had the opportunity to claim a special code for an extra 25% off all tickets to Soirée For Sudan on March 28, 2020. OBSGivingTuesday is the code. There are only 4 left, first come first serve. REGISTER FOR THE SOIREE »

Thank you to both Wiseacre and Global Café for making the evening possible! Learn more about our Brand partnership program here

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The Sudanese people are bringing an end to the extremist governance that has plagued their country for decades. As this historic year in Sudan comes to a close, the needs of our Sudanese partners remain largely unchanged. From our schools in Yida Refugee Camp to Mother of Mercy Hospital in the oppressed Nuba Mountains, your support is needed to ensure the Sudanese people can keep creating lasting change, from the ground up. 

Here are three ways you can make your last gift of the year count:

1. Give. The easiest and fastest way to make a difference is to make a donation! You can give online, by check, or by stock. GIVE ONLINE HERE »

2. Give Monthly. The Renewal is our family of top supporters who never stop fighting for change. They've signed up to give automatically each and every month to the programs we support in Sudan. They also get perks: behind-the-scenes updates, free event tickets, and more. JOIN THE RENEWAL »

3. Fundraise. If you aren't in a position to donate, give the gift of time! You can start an online fundraising page for the hospital or our schools and ask your friends and family to donate. LEARN MORE »

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