Every year like clockwork, we find ourselves in the company of our loved ones, gathered around a birthday cake anxiously waiting to blow out the candles and make a wish for our health and prosperity. We may look around and feel an abundance of love and support from our loved ones, thinking silently to ourselves how fortunate we are to feel the love from family and friends.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a universal experience. Around the world, children and adolescents face the perilous reality of an unsafe home, negligence and abuse, and without access to public services such as quality education or safe drinking water. This is the reality for nearly 81 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Luckily, organizations such as Maestro Cares Foundation, specialize in changing this reality by providing children in Latin America and the United States a safe place to live, learn and play. Maestro Cares Foundation has changed the lives of over 10,000 children and adolescents, all thanks to the commitment of supporters who believe in our mission.

Birthdays, anniversaries and other landmark holidays are perfect opportunities to rally friends and loved ones to come together to support a social cause that you believe in. Social Media platforms make it easy to create digital fundraisers for your favorite non-profit, and we have all the information that you need to get started and make a tangible impact this year!

Facebook Fundraising

Facebook offers an intuitive way to create a fundraising campaign for birthdays or special holidays. Check out our step-by-step instructions to learn more!

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You can also upload your fundraiser to your Facebook story! Click here to learn how.

Instagram Fundraising

Another way to generate donations is by creating an Instagram story! Simply upload a story update and tap on the smile icon (the third icon on the top-left). Select the donation sticker and search for @MaestroCares. Learn more here.

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GoFundMe

GoFundMe is a great platform to start a charity fundraiser in support of your favorite non-profit! Simply click here to learn how to create a fundraiser on the platform.

Giving back is not only easy, it can be life changing. So next time you’re planning your major celebration, make sure to add “Social media fundraising for Maestro Cares Foundation” on your to-do list!