Ways to Be the Difference

April 1st -May 1st

Share your photos on social media using #FCNI, tag @FamilyCareNetwork and/or send them to share@fcni.org

Community Art Projects

Photo: Hannah Sarakin | <a href="https://hannahgsarakin.com/about-2">https://hannahgsarakin.com/about-2</a>
Photo: Hannah Sarakin | https://hannahgsarakin.com/about-2
  • Color your neighborhood sidewalks with chalk art to brighten someone’s day.
  • Paint rocks and place them along your walk for others to discover.
  • Hang inspirational signs in your neighborhood to encourage others.

Wear Blue on April 14th

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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • April 14th is #WeareBlue day to raise awareness of child abuse prevention
  • Join us in raising awareness by posting a photo of yourself on social media wearing blue and holding up a sign sharing why you are choosing to #WearBlue

Random Acts of Kindness

Photo: St. Francis Xavier | <a href="https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/NHN-bursary">https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/NHN-bursary</a>
Photo: St. Francis Xavier | https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/NHN-bursary
  • Send notes of gratitude to friends and family!
  • Give a compliment to a stranger!
  • Help a neighbor with a project!
  • Pay it forward!

Share on Social Media

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  • Share why you choose to Be the Difference on social media and encourage others to join you!
  • See the Media Toolkit below for sample social media posts and other ways to share online!

Use These Social Media Posts

We’ve put together a few social media posts that you can share with your personal network online! Feel free to write your own captions if you’d like. But if not- we’ve got you covered there too! 😉

Use any of these hashtags to help build a community of change! #FCNI #BetheDifference #FamilyCareNetwork #BTD

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Caption Library

Looking for the right caption to send out with your post? We have captions for everyone in mind 🙂

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

John Bunyan

Facebook & Twitter Banners

Update your Facebook & Twitter banners to help show your support of local children & families in need!

Facebook Banners

Twitter Banners

#BetheDifference and create YOUR OWN fundraiser for Be the Difference! Share why this cause is important to you with your friends & family, and help make a difference in the world together! We have a few fundraising options for you to choose from (even if you don’t use social media!)

Personal Fundraiser

Register to Fundraise!

Share with Your Network!

Encourage Others to Donate!

Facebook Fundraiser

Create a Facebook Fundraiser to help raise critical funds for local children & families in need of supplies

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  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click the in the left menu of your News Feed.
  3. Under “Who are you raising money for?” select Nonprofit, and search for Family Care Network, Inc.
  4. Fill in the fundraiser details and select a cover photo you would like to use, or use this one.
  5. Click Create.

Mobile

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click the in the left menu of your News Feed.
  3. Under “Who are you raising money for?” select Nonprofit, and search for Family Care Network, Inc.
  4. Fill in the fundraiser details and select a cover photo you would like to use, or use this one.
  5. Click Create.

Instagram Story Fundraising Sticker

  • In Instagram, open the camera and take or upload a photo that best highlights why you are helping raise funds for Family Care Network
  • Tap the sticker icon

  • Select the donation sticker
  • Search Family Care Network Inc and select it as the organization

  • Tap ‘done’ and post your story

Use this E-mail Template

Share this with friends, family, coworkers, and more!

Hi [Name],
I am reaching out to ask you to help me support Family Care Network’s Be the Difference campaign! Family Care Network (FCNI) is a local community based organization with the mission to “enhance the wellbeing of children and families in partnership with their community.” This is where you come in!
FCNI’s Be the Difference campaign, running from April 1st-May 1st, is raising necessary funds for local youth and families who are continuing their efforts towards healing and self-sufficiency, as well as those new to our care who are just starting their own similar journeys. Each one of them needs our help to achieve stability and mental wellbeing.

Donations make it possible for FCNI to support families and youth--covering all of their basic needs, helping them secure safe, affordable housing, and increasing opportunities for them to learn vital skills to heal, live less anxiously, and embrace more mental wellness.

Please check out my fundraising page here [link to your page], share about FCNI and their Be the Difference campaign, and donate if you feel called to!

Thank you for your help and support! All funds raised go directly to children and families in need in our community!

Flyers to Print or Send

We encourage you to send these flyers via email at your work, or print them out and post them up around the office!

Click below to download the flyers

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