6. Spread the Word
After you give or volunteer, you can multiply the impact of your gift by sharing and inspiring others to give. In the world of online social media, it’s easier than ever to spread the word about this opportunity. After you give through the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog, we give you options to share your gift on Facebook or Twitter. But you don’t have to stop there! You can paste any website address into your Facebook or Twitter status and immediately reach your friends with the message. Take pictures or videos of your giving adventure or volunteer experience and share those as well. Give in honor of someone, and send a commemorative card. While you may not be able to donate, you can inspire your network of friends and family to view holiday gift giving with a new perspective.
As Kathy Hill planned her birthday party in November, she took the opportunity to spread the word about Operation Christmas Child. Instead of making a birthday wish list for herself, she asked for donations of toys and school supplies to pack shoe boxes for children across the world. On her birthday, Kathy and her guests sent 115 shoe box gifts. She wrote about the party on her blog, and encouraged readers to pack boxes in their communities. Let Kathy’s story spark your creativity. How can you inspire others to create a cascade of giving in your sphere of influence?