November 26, 2017
Dear Lab Family,
I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday. With the holiday and widely recognized shopping days (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday) almost behind us, we are ready to turn our attention to tomorrow. Not only is it the beginning of the second trimester at school, it is also #GivingTuesday , which is a global movement to focus on how we can give back to our communities. This year, we hope you will join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday by helping us kick off our Lab Innovation Fund campaign at Charlotte Lab School.

There are even more reasons to participate in #GivingTuesday this year! Facebook and PayPal are teaming up to help nonprofits like ours raise money for our important work. Together, they will match up to $7 million in donations made to US nonprofits on Facebook tomorrow beginning at 8:00 am. (What does this mean? Donations to Lab will be matched up to $20,000 per donor and up to $250,000 per nonprofit through this one-day program.) Want even more reasons to take part? Facebook is waiving ALL FEES associated with donations all day tomorrow!

Here's how to show your support on #GivingTuesday. (Be sure to make your donation close to, but not before, 8:00 am tomorrow morning for the best chance at a match.)
  • Set up a fundraiser of your own on your Facebook page. It takes less than 2 minutes to do and is a great way to let your friends, family, and Facebook followers know about Lab school and invite them to support the school. Get started here and simply click Raise Money. I promise—it is easy to do! (Select Charlotte Lab School, Inc. to support the Innovation Fund.) Be sure to let your friends and family know that the sooner they give, the more likely their gift will be matched.
  • Make a gift to a Lab Facebook Fundraiser. Find a friend, spouse, or staff member who has Lab Fundraiser. You can even make a gift on your own fundraiser. Check out our Facebook page tomorrow for updates and let us know about your successes.
  • And, if you don’t use Facebook or social media—Make a donation with a good old-fashioned check or credit card. You can find more information here; be sure to let us know if your company will match your gift.

By participating in #GivingTuesday—whether through Facebook or on your own—you will help us have a strong start to our 2018/19 Lab Innovation Fund. Please feel free to contact me, or Susannah Lund , if you have any questions.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Charlotte Lab School