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The School of St Jude Will Celebrate Generosity This #GivingTuesday – Join Us!

#GivingTuesday

St Jude’s is excited to be an official partner in this year’s #‎GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving that will take place on December 2, 2014.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving back.  On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, communities and individuals around the world will come together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity and to give. 

The idea is simple, just find a way for your family, your community, or your organisation to come together to give something more.  Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving.  Join St Jude’s and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

How can I participate in #GivingTuesday with The School of St Jude?

Become a Sponsor!
By sponsoring one of our students or teachers, you are providing them with a world full of possibilities.  Giving the gift of a high-quality education ensures success for not only the student, but their entire family.  To learn more about sponsorship packages, click here

Make a General Donation!
By making a general donation to The School of St Jude, you are helping us fight poverty through education.  Contributions of any size go a long way here are St Jude’s, for example:$2 buys 1 basket of fruit and vegetables!

$10 buys exercise books for an entire class!
$40 buys 1 student’s welfare support for an entire year!
$200 buys teacher resources for one teacher for a school year!
$1000 buys bedding and mosquito nets for 6 boarding rooms!

To make a general donation, click here

Spread the Word with an #Unselfie!

#GivingTuesday

Use your social media pages as a platform to inspire others to give and to educate your friends and family about why you have chosen to be part of the St Jude’s family.  Share an #Unselfie with the reason why you support The School of St Jude.  It’s easy!  Check out our #GivingTuesday Toolkit for instructions! 

#GivingTuesday Toolkit

Download The School of St Jude #GivingTuesday #Unselfie Toolkit 
Download The School of St Jude #GivingTuesday #Unselfie sign 

To make sure parcels arrive and incur no expenses for the school

  • Please do NOT register or insure any mail as it costs the school at least USD $25 in taxes at our end.
  • Mark all parcels as being “second-hand goods” or “personal gifts”.
  • Ensure the description of goods written on the parcel matches the actual items inside as customs and postal staff frequently inspect contents of parcels.
  • Please label all parcels clearly with the first and last name of the recipient and your full name.
  • Please put the value of the package at no more than US$10 (the lower the better).
  • Ensure that your parcel is LESS THAN 2KG. We have been advised that parcels less than 2KG are technically tax-free regardless of content, but this is not guaranteed by all postal workers.
 

Tax-free items include books, personal goods and anything that is not new. Used goods, used clothes, etc…(please remove labels and packaging from all items before sending them)

Keep in mind that parcels sent by airmail can take up to four months to get here (sea mail is even longer – often 12+ months!), so don’t worry if it takes a while for us to let you know the parcel has arrived.