#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?
We are asking you to assist us in reaching our $10,000 #GivingTuesday fundraising goal.

Set up a fundraiser

To get started, set up your own GivingTuesday fundraiser on GoFundMe.com, Facebook, or Instagram! Setting up your fundraiser on these platforms is simple and HCU Network America receives 100% of the donations!

  • Start to reach out to your friends and family in advance and get them to pledge a donation first thing on November 29th!
  • Let them know that by giving to HCU Network America, they are supporting programs and resources that directly benefit the patients and caregivers of our community.
  • Remind them that all donations are tax-deductible AND will be matched by 3 anonymous donors (up to $30,000!)


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.