From Tuesday, November 14 2017, through #GivingTuesday November 28, share a personal experience, quote, or news story that demonstrates the power of love, goodwill, charity, and service to others using the hashtag #ActofCompassion on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll donate $1 to the National Compassion Fund for each post and tweet, which goes directly to victims of mass casualty crimes. Plus, your participation will enter you into a random drawing for a chance to win a free product from our RedBubble merchandise shop!
More on how you can participate and help make our #GivingTuesday campaign a success:
- Share an #ActofCompassion (must use this hashtag to qualify, as well as #GivingTuesday) you’ve witnessed, experienced, or been inspired by on your Facebook and/or Twitter account(s). It can be a personal story of giving or receiving or an inspirational quote or news story you’d like to share with others. There’s no limit on how many times you can create posts and tweets using the official hashtags.
- Search the #ActofCompassion hashtag every day through 11/28 and share and retweet other’s stories to help the campaign go viral and raise more money for the National Compassion Fund.
- Check our website and social media pages on #GivingTuesday 11/28 to see if you’ve won a free product from our RedBubble merchandise shop and an announcement on the total amount raised for our campaign recipient, the National Compassion Fund. See full rules and eligibility below.
More ways to give
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Swedenborg on love and charity
“It is the Lord’s wish that all blessings spread contagiously and that everyone enjoy mutual love and grow happy as a result.”—Emanuel Swedenborg
“Heavenly peace enters in when the desires that spring from self-interest and materialism are removed.”—Emanuel Swedenborg
“Only in goodwill is the Lord present.”—Emanuel Swedenborg
“When we love goodness, we are loving the Lord.”—Emanuel Swedenborg
“Charity is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return.”—Emanuel Swedenborg
#ActofCompassion Free Drawing Rules
The #ActofCompassion Giving Tuesday drawing is open to entrants eighteen years of age or older from any country or territory worldwide, except where prohibited by local laws. Employees, board members, associate board members, and the families of any of those three parties are not eligible to enter the drawing. There is no fee or purchase required to enter.
To enter, create a post using the hashtag #ActofCompassion on either Facebook or Twitter between November 14, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Alternatively, entrants may either send an e-mail or a postal mail entry with their name, address, phone number, and description of an act of compassion to firstname.lastname@example.org or Swedenborg Foundation, 320 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380. All entries must be received no later than November 28, 2017 to qualify. Entries are limited to one per household (if entering via e-mail or postal mail) or one per Facebook or Twitter account if entering via social media.
Once the campaign has closed, one winner will be chosen at random from among the qualifying entries. The winner will be awarded a custom item of their choice from the Swedenborg Foundation Redbubble store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/swedenborgfound/shop. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Retail value of the prize is between $1.92 and $124.58, depending on the item chosen.
The winner will be notified no later than December 1 via the contact information provided. If no contact information was provided, the winner’s name will be posted on the Swedenborg Foundation website and Facebook page.
Entrants’ personal information will not be shared with any third party and will not be used for any purpose other than contest-related communication without the written permission of the entrant.