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  • How does Givingmas find qualifying families?
    There are a number of ways families and individuals come to our attention and are nominated. They can be nominated on our website, through civic organizations, employers, government agencies, or institutions of faith. Nominate a Family
  • Can I nominate someone?
    Great question! If you'd like to nominate a family or individual in need, visit our 'Nominate a Family' page and complete the form.
  • Are there any nominee requirements?
    At Givingmas, our approach is to "offer a hand up, not a hand out", with the intent of helping a deserving family or individual improve their quality of life. We only have two requirements for nominees to be considered: 1️⃣ Nominated families must have at least one family member that is currently gainfully employeed. 2️⃣ The nominated family or individual is both in need of, and most importantly, accepting of guidance, advice and/or assistance (financial or otherwise).
  • Can you explain the nomination process?
    Absolutely! For nominees who meet the requirements listed in the question above, the nomination process is as follows: The nominated family is reviewed by a panel of Givingmas ambassadors and final approval and selection is made by the Givingmas Board. The nominating parties will be interviewed only in the event that their nominated family is chosen for further consideration (no interviews will take place prior to approval). The interview process will provide the Givingmas team with information about how they can best assist and help the selected family with near-term and immediate needs. Once selected, approved, and interviewed, Givingmas will provide support to the family for the following 12 months, as well as long-term mentorship, to positively impact the rest of their lives. No information regarding race, religion, gender, or lifestyle will be accepted or considered in the Givingmas decision making process.
  • How do I donate?
    Givingmas accepts monetary donations and tangible items that would benefit the family or individual. Monetary Donations Donate An Item
  • What can I donate?
    Givingmas uses monetary and tangible donations to support sponsored families throughout the year. While monetary donations are most effective, we also accept donations in the form of tangible items like grocery store, gas, restaurant, and department store gift cards. Make A Donation Items We Accept
  • Where do my donations go?
    100% of all proceeds go to the sponsored family throughout the upcoming year, in the form of products, services and cash, as needed.
  • How does bundling cash donations create more?
    By combining several individual cash donations and through the generosity of key retailers, depending on the chosen family needs, we increase value by “donation enhancement” through vendor participation. Below are a few examples: We combined $800 of cash donations to purchase $2,100 worth of new beds thanks to vendor participation We combined cash donations and provided 4 birthday parties for the family children, and 6 of their friends, using a total of $761 in cash donations and receiving a total retail value $1,161 $400 in cash donations were converted to a $500 Gift card and 4 individual 25% discount cards from NTB We can leverage so much more value by combining several donations and identifying strategic retailers to stretch individual cash donations into a much more impactful, meaningful donation package. THIS defines the “Mas” part of Givingmas!
  • Can I host an event?
    Great question! If you'd like to support the efforts of Givingmas by hosting an event at your establishment, we'd love to hear from you. Just click the button below to get started. Host An Event
  • Why isn't the family present at the event(s)?
    We never meet with the family until after the announcement event because the family isn’t aware that they have been selected until we present them with gifts you have enabled and provided in concert with our strategic vendor partners. We invite them and, if they choose they can join us the following year to say “Thanks” and share how your efforts have helped them in the prior year, but this is something they decide on their own.


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