4 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

With the holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? Here are four easy ways to give back to Baltimore blood cancer patients and their families this holiday season. 

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement focused on giving and philanthropy. With the countdown to Giving Tuesday winding down on December 3rd, we encourage everyone to give to There Goes My Hero so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients. 

Your contribution will allow us to kick off our patient service program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Harry J. Duffey Patient and Family Services Program. Launching in January 2020, this effort will allow us to provide meals, transportation, parking, and other resources to Baltimore-area blood cancer patients and their families throughout treatment. Visit our #GivingTuesday page today to set up a recurring or one-time contribution to be our hero this holiday season. 

Amazon Smile 

We understand the holiday season is all about gifts, so we made giving easy, with Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile offers the same products and prices you love from Amazon, but with the added benefit of donating to a charitable organization. With every order, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the order price to the charitable organization of your choice. All you have to do is visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose There Goes My Hero as your charitable organization. In just two easy steps, you can support blood cancer patients around the world by just online shopping.  

Host A DipJar 

Thanks to the generous efforts of our board members, There Goes My Hero is the proud owner of two DipJars. DipJars offer a secure and quick way to collect credit and debit card donations. The DipJars are pre-programmed to a specific dollar amount – just “dip” your card to donate. The charge will appear on your bank statement listed under “DPJ There Goes My Hero.” 

Interested companies can host a DipJar in their offices anywhere from a day to a week to a month at a time. DipJars offer a great way to support the cause with little to no effort – just plug it in and let the DipJar do the work! Who can’t spare a little counter space for such a cute gadget?!

Facebook Giving

Facebook is a great tool for connecting with distant friends and family this time of year, but it is also great for something else: fundraising. The holiday season can be an extremely busy time, and you might not have enough time in your day to actively support us, but don’t let that deter you from giving. Visit Facebook to create your own fundraiser in honor of There Goes My Hero. With this simple post, you can support awareness and inspire donations from your friends and family. 

Give back to blood cancer patients to make a positive impact on your community and make the most out of your holiday season. Through donations and fundraisers, we will be able to continue to help those impacted by blood cancer in Baltimore and around the world.