Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. ----Discussion Forum

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This year the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation has already helped so many precious equine souls who needed us, whether that has been emergencies through law enforcement or owners who desperately needed help for their equines.  We always want to do more, and we are able to do this life-saving work with your help and with you by our sides.  Please join us and help by donating directly through our page or creating a #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation.  Every dollar raised goes directly to the care of the horses and empowers MHWF to help more.  November 27th is #GivingTuesday and Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars.  In addition, your donations to Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation could be matched!  That means that any donation you make could be doubled!  Facebook waives processing fees for donations to non-profits so MHWF will receive 100% of your donation.  The horses thank you from the bottom of their huge hearts.  

This is a Facebook event, and here is the link to the fundraiser:  


Carla (Wis)
Is everyone else also amazed at the Facebook giving program......how quickly over $3000 came in??!!  Karen, how/when will MHWF know if the funds will be matched or, how much match there will be?  When will the actual funds be paid to MHWF?  Does that part take a long time?  Did FB do this before?  How did MHWF learn about it and be included?
We are amazed and insanely grateful, and as always the support for this program and the horses in it just blows us away!  We have been extremely busy caring for horses and all that goes with that with a lot less computer time over the last few weeks, and we would have liked to have gotten a campaign going for leading up to Giving Tuesday, and we just didn't do that.  We just threw our post out there after I quickly wrote it just the night before Giving Tuesday, and boom, the supporters showed up in droves!  You guys are the bomb!  

Your questions Carla - we will be notified of everything you asked, and exactly when that will happen we don't know, but we will report back.  Facebook has never teamed up with PayPal before, but Giving Tuesday is nothing new and Facebook did a similar campaign last year.  Last year MHWF supporters brought in $2060 for the Giving Tuesday Facebook campaign, so you all blew that out of the water this year!  

We will be coming back with a more formal THANK YOU! and any more information we receive soon.  I will probably be putting together a little video for everyone.  As I said, our computer time has been very limited lately with all of the extra that goes with having rehab cases, and cold weather in general and caring for a large herd.  

Thank you to all that donated, shared and helped us raise this money for the horses, we couldn’t do it without you and are moved by your generosity and endless support!

Scott: MHWF
JUST got this email about 5 minutes ago......can't say we are surprised since there are so many places that do a Giving Tuesday campaign, but we are super, super grateful for the donations all of you sent in....a huge, huge help in the dead of winter when we will need it most.

Anyway....here is the email I just received:

Hi Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation Inc,

This year, the Facebook community came together to raise $125  million to support nonprofits on #GivingTuesday. And together with PayPal, we matched a total of $7 million in donations.

Unfortunately, Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation Inc did not receive any matched donations.

The Facebook Fundraising Team
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