Make an Even BIGGER Impact on #GivingTuesday!


We have some exciting news! We just learned that in honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $1,000,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 of fees on all donations.

How can you help?

As a supporter of Far Away Friends, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work by creating a Facebook fundraiser. Your fundraiser could help fund up to $1,000 toward building a dorm for our students in rural Uganda! Creating a fundraiser is easy.

Here’s how to create a fundraiser:

• Go to

• Click “Create Fundraiser”

• Select from one of three cover photos (or create your own)

• Add a title, tell your story about why YOU care about our students, add an end date and a goal

• Be sure to include #GivingTuesday in your description, then click Create

• From there you can invite friends, share on your News Feed or send a message!

• For inspiration, check out current fundraisers on our page at:

How we’re supporting #GivingTuesday

Here’s a little more on what we’re doing this #GivingTuesday and how you can help in other ways.


  • Our donation platform, Classy, is ALSO waiving all transaction fees on any donation we receive on #GivingTuesday. Make a donation directly here on our website OR you can also send a check to our offices at 1968 S. Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228

LIVE IN FORT COLLINS? Attend our #GivingTuesday Launch Party at Beau Jo's Pizza!

  • Have dinner at BeauJo's Pizza in Fort Collins and 20% of every sale will be donated to Far Away Friends in honor of the #WhereWeLive Campaign! Our Development Director (Kaitlyn) and Regional Manager (Siena) will be live streaming on Facebook from the event! 

As always, Thank you for your support of Far Away Friends . We are really excited about #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!

With Tenacious Hope,

Jayme Ward | Executive Director

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