Here’s to a Valentine’s Day that was filled with compassion, love and hope.
The #LoveYouCaring Campaign was all about fundraisers that really showed the meaning of love, compassion, and hope. This past Valentine’s Day, we featured 12 fundraisers on our homepage, social and email that supported causes ranging from adoption and child homelessness, to organ donation and community empowerment.
Supporting and recognizing these fundraisers is part of YouCaring’s social good mission to unleash compassion and spread kindness on a global level.
Here is a look inside some of the inspiring and loving stories we selected to share this Valentine’s Day.
Dominika started a fundraiser on YouCairng to raise funds for her mission for an organization called Hug It Forward in Guatemala. Hug it Forward is a grassroots organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities in Latin America to build bottle schools using eco-bricks, which are recycled plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. Dominika’s trip to Guatemala helped an entire community come together to build a more sustainable infrastructure for their children’s education.
Love Loudly Day was a day to honor the life and generosity of Katelyn. Katelyn’s family started a fundraiser in her name to purchase new books for their community’s local homeless shelter. In Hendricks County, Ind., there are approximately 236 school-age children who are homeless. The money donated to Live Loudly Day will provide the homeless children of Hendricks County a gift as they move from transitional housing into more permanent homes.
For Carla’s 30th birthday, she wanted to throw the children of Pasig, Philippines the party of a lifetime. As a member of the Pink Women on Fire, Carla has dedicated her life to helping and supporting underprivileged children, believing that they are destined to become our next generation’s future leaders. Donations to her fundraiser went toward party “favors” that included notebooks, coloring materials, pens and pencils, hygiene kits and snacks. Carla’s YouCaring fundraiser helped her give these children the best gift possible: happiness and fun!
Each fundraiser story represents the love and compassion that we give and share with each other. To view more of the #LoveYouCaring fundraisers, click here.