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#GivingTuesday Contest – Up To $10,000 For OWSS!


This November, the #GivingTuesday movement is running #MyGivingStory, a national campaign that invites people to share stories with their friends and family of why they give. They are asking individuals across the country to share their personal reasons for giving, and then share those stories with their communities.

As a supporter of One World Stage & Screen, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work. If your essay is selected, we could be one of the recipients to receive a grant.

How to Enter #MyGivingStory

  • The call for submissions will open on November 17th, 2016 at 10am.
  • On the #MyGivingStory tab of #GivingTuesday’s Facebook Page, (http://bit.ly/2fM4SJp) post a short essay (150 word minimum) responding to the question, “What inspires you to give?”
  • Share your giving story!
  • The essays need to be specific to our organization and link to our site: owss.net. Submissions will be open until December 31st, 2016 at 5pm ET.
  • Share and promote your submission on social media with #MyGivingStory and #GivingTuesday.

The top 20 essays “liked” by Facebook readers will be sent to a distinguished panel of judges. These judges will pick six winners and honorable mentions for best use of original video and best Spanish language story. The winners’ associated nonprofit organizations will receive grants for $2,500-10,000. Winners will be announced on in mid-January, 2017.

We hope you plan to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday this year in whatever way you wish.  Thank you for your support of OWSS. We are really excited about #MyGivingStory and #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!

#GivingTuesday: Up To $1000 In Matching With Your Help!

We have some exciting news! We just learned that in honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 of fees on all donations.

How can you help?

As a supporter of One World Stage & Screen, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work by creating a Facebook fundraiser. Your fundraiser could help fund up to $1,000 toward our cause. Creating a fundraiser is easy.

Here’s how to create a fundraiser:

• Go to https://www.facebook.com/ owssnet/fundraisers/

• Click “Create Fundraiser”

• Select from one of three cover photos (or create your own)

• Add a title, tell your story, add an end date and a goal

• Be sure to include #GivingTuesday in your description, then click Create

• From there you can invite friends, share on your News Feed or send a message

• For inspiration, check out current fundraisers on our page at: https://www.facebook.com/owssnet/fundraisers/

How we’re supporting #GivingTuesday

Here’s a little more on what we’re doing this #GivingTuesday and how you can help in other ways.

We’ve also added a simple “DONATE” button to our main Facebook Page – making it easier for anyone who stops by to donate on the fly.  Also, if you’re looking for a way to donate your time rather than via your wallet – give us a shout at info@owss.net – we’re looking for volunteers who are eager to help us in our mission to provide high quality training and mentorship to professional-grade, young actors who lack the financial resources.  We work with underserved youth and young adults who have the acting talent to beat the odds, but lack the means to get the professional training they need.

Thank you for your support of OWSS. We are really excited about #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!


Remember OWSS With Your Black Friday Shopping This Holiday Season!


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. This is a great opportunity to support One World Stage & Screen – by going to smile.amazon.com to do all of your Amazon.com shopping.

When you shop at AmazonSmile using the link below, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to OWSS.  Bookmark http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3330211 and support us every time you shop this holiday season.

Best of all it’s easy to do and won’t cost you a thing – and it’s the the same great products and prices you’re used to finding at the regular Amazon site (in fact you can’t really even tell the difference!).

Happy shopping!

Join Us For Some Holiday Cheer To Benefit OWSS On Saturday, 12/5!

Please join us on Saturday, December 5th at 8PM for a special benefit for One World Stage & Screen (OWSS), the newly formed 501c3 organization led by John Coppola & Michael Sonntag.


The event is a one-night only performance of the show currently running at Studio C Artists – it’s a trio of fun holiday plays called FA LA LA LA: A Threesome Of Holiday Fun!  All of the proceeds from the ticket sales that night will go to OWSS.  Additional donations will also be collected that evening at the performance.

As always, if you can’t make this one opportunity, please remember to keep OWSS in mind for your charitable holiday giving.  You can contribute anytime on our DONATE page online.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at holidayshow.studiocartists.com – and additional details about the production are available there as well.

So, make your calendars – and be sure to join in the holiday celebration for a good cause!