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#GivingTuesday – Get Your Give On Today!


Today is #GivingTuesday – a day for everyone, everywhere, to GIVE! Find out how you can be part of the movement at www.givingtuesday.org.

Here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate this day of giving online:

  • Email throughout the day with any great giving stories, updates, images and/or video links – anything that highlights the amazing ways that people are giving back this #GivingTuesday!
  • Update your Facebook Profile with the #GivingTuesday Facebook frame to show that you participated in giving today. (Click here to access the image and add it to your profile or your organization’s page (just hover over the pic and click “use frame”).
  • Take an #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, as a powerful way to show how you are giving and why giving is important to you. Post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and share with friends! Always use the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday.

And if you wish to participate in #GivingTuesday by supporting One World Stage & Screen, there are several options available.

Donate Via PayPal Giving Fund – will pass along 101% of all donations to OWSS through 12/31.

Run A Facebook Fundraiser – set up your own Facebook fundraiser for OWSS, and share it around with your friends.  $1000 from every fundraiser run will be matched.  More details here.

Enter #MyGivingStory Contest – and get a chance to win $10,000 for OWSS.  More info about the contest and how to enter here.

Make An Employee Matching Gift – use DoubleTheDonation through 12/13 and match 100% of your donation with your corporation.  Click here to find details.

Happy #GivingTuesday!

Give Back On 11/29!

Tomorrow Is…


You’ve participated in Black Friday and Cyber Monday – now it’s time to give back for #GivingTuesday!  Join this growing movement on 11/29!


This #GivingTuesday, help make quality training accessible to the new generation of professional actors from underserved communities.

You can help to level the playing field and create opportunities for talented youth – we’re raising much needed funds for our training programs for next year.

Will you help us reach our goal?

Facebook is waiving all fees, so 100% of the money goes to OWSS – just click the DONATE button on our FB Page – facebook.com/owssnet.  Or if you’re not a Facebook type of person, you can donate online or via mail – info on our website at owss.net/donate.

Find out more by visiting our website at owss.net.




#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!