#GivingTuesday #BigKidsGive Photobooth at UCI!

UCI_PHOTOBOOTH

One of the first major events happening this year for our brand new chapter is #GivingTuesday! Help us spread the magic of Camp Kesem and the spirit of #GivingTuesday by coming out to our photobooth on 12/3 on Ring Road! All you have to do is take a picture and hashtag #GivingTuesday and #BigKidsGive. IT’S THAT EASY! :)

If our school has the most hashtags on #GivingTuesday by putting #BigKidsGive and @Camp Kesem at UCI, we will receive $500, which will go a LONG way for our camp this year. All it takes is a simple hashtag. We’d greatly appreciate it! :)

WHAT:
#GivingTuesday, a new giving movement by the UN Foundation which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the holiday giving season with a day dedicated to giving – harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people to bring about real change in their communities. This year, Camp Kesem at UCI will partner with #GivingTuesday by launching the #BigKidsGive photo campaign. We will be setting up our photo booth on Ring Road and we invite all of you guys to help us spread the Camp Kesem magic and #GivingTuesday spirit. Each photo booth will feature three special props (and more!) – the beloved Camp Kesem mascot, Karl the Caterpillar, a “Donate to Camp Kesem at UCI” sign, and a #GivingTuesday #BigKidsGive sign. Each participant will be invited to take a photo and share it via their social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the special #GivingTuesday and #BigKidsGive hashtags.

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 from 11AM-3PM at Ring Road (Specific location TBA)

WHY:
To bring awareness to and fundraise for the often overlooked population of an estimated 3 million children affected by a parent with cancer that Camp Kesem and Camp Kesem at UCI serve. To also encourage Big Kids across the nation to give their time, resources, and social media voice to a new kind of philanthropy that is about social purpose and collaboration for a better world.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
1. RSVP to the #GivingTuesday #BigKidsGive Facebook event here!
2. Spread the word to your family and friends to hashtag #GivingTuesday and #BigKidsGive (Don’t forget to mention UCI!) on Dec. 3rd.
3.  On Dec 3rd, come out to our photobooth to take a picture with Karl! Bring all your friends!
4. #GivingTuesday #BigKidsGive @campkesemuci (on Instagram and Facebook) ALL DAY LONG!

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ABOUT #GIVINGTUESDAY:
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: http://www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

ABOUT CAMP KESEM:
The ever-expanding Camp Kesem provides children affected by a parent with cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. Since its establishment in 2000, Camp Kesem has provided over 5,000 children ages 6-16 with free, college-student run camps, offering the chance to escape from reality and an opportunity to just be kids. Camp Kesem currently exists at 54 college chapters in 28 states. Camp Kesem operates off donations and community support and requires no cost to families and children attending. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit www.CampKesem.org, Facebook.com/CampKesem, and @CampKesem on Twitter & Instagram.

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