Hello out there! Do you know what's on March 7th? Tomorrow is the Big Share
,* and it is nothing less than the TRC's goofiest day of the year
Here are the basics. Tomorrow, we will be:
- Posting Very Silly Pictures all day on our Facebook page.
TRC Staff takes over our Facebook page
, and badly photoshops me into all kinds of crazy situations. (Some previews are already on Facebook, including this gem
, in which I was apparently a world-famous singer in 1985). And it's not just me getting badly photoshopped into world events! Other well-known Madison faces will be appear - just keep tabs on our Facebook page.
- Giving away prizes each hour to those who donate on our Big Share page.
Starting at 6am tomorrow, ending at 11:59pm, we will give away prizes hour by hour in the 13 designated Big Share Hours. For each hour, we will draw the name of one or more TRC donor (every sized donation counts!), and that person will get a prize. Keep track of it all on Facebook, and donate through the Big Share to get credit
Here's what we will be giving to our donors (to you!):
Now, the truth is, our work is not silly. It is not trivial. It is hard, and it is worth doing. We talk to our clients about harrowing moments in their lives. We treat them like people. We witness their pain. We find solutions. But, it feels good for us all to take a moment, shake off the heavy, and be lighthearted. With your support, we do this to ensure another day doing this work that feels so right, in the midst of a world that doesn't always seem like it cares.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:1. Follow the TRC on Facebook.
That's where we'll be posting what's at stake each hour, and who the winners are once it's over.2. Donate to the TRC through the Big Share page in the hour of your choice
. We'll be giving away prizes from: 6-7am, 8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-noon, 12-1pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm, 7-8pm, 9-10pm, 11-11:59pm. You can donate in every hour, or only one - it's up to you. 3. Win big wins! Laugh big laughs!
Know that you're part of a community which is doing something meaningful.Tomorrow's going to be a great day. Hope to see you there.
* What is the Big Share, you ask? The Big Share is an online day of giving hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin for nearly 70 local nonprofits (including the TRC) dedicated to building an equitable, just community and protecting our environment. Community Shares of Wisconsin gives member agencies prizes throughout the day of the Big Share, based on donor participation. (The TRC, in turn, awards prizes to donors who give during those hours).