#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday marks the beginning of the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


How do I get Involved?
Give Signup
This year Give Signup is giving away $50,000 in grants to organizations that raise at least $100 on their platform on #GivingTuesday. Organizations must be one of the first 500 to raise at least $100 through their #GivingTuesday campaign on November 30, 2021.

We are asking you to assist us in reaching our $10,000 #GivingTuesday fundraising goal. We ask that you to go ahead and set up a individual fundraiser on our Give Signup #GivingTuesday Campaign page and start to reach out to your friends and family in
advance and get them to pledge a donation first thing on November 30th!


How do I set up a Give Signup fundraiser
Head over to our Giving Sign up #GivingTuesday campaign page at:
https://www.givesignup.org/DonationWebsite/HopeConnectsUs/Campaign/HopeConnectsUs and click the Become a Fundraiser Button. It will walk you through a series of prompts.

Please feel free and customize the personal message and let your donors know how HCU Network America resources, tools and
events have benefited you!

You can then connect your campaign to your Facebook page and share via email. In order for donations to be matched by Give Signup, they must come through your Give Signup fundraising link!

Share your Story

Record your story and share it on your Facebook Fundraiser.

Tell them:

  • Your name and where you are from
  • What type of Homocystinuria you have
  • When you were diagnosed
  • How the diagnosis has affected you
  • Give them a walk through of your daily life (not all will apply)
    • What it's like giving/getting a B12 injection
    • Formula and Medications
    • Weighing out food
    • Keeping a food log
  • Any other negative side effects
  • What their donation would mean to you and your family


Post an #UnSelfie
The #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, is a powerful way to show how and why you are giving. Here's 3 quick steps to becoming an #UNselfie master: Take a “selfie” with a caption to explain how or why you and/or your friends are giving. Add the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday. Post it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat - share far and wide & get your friends to join you!

Click here to download the template



Annual Appeal Letter
Not on Social Media? Use the Thanksgiving parties as a chance to share our annual appeal letter. In it include a picture of the person in your family affected by HCU. Include a description on how HCU has impacted you and your family and what their donation would mean to you.