Make the Matches 🙌 Announcing Two Matching Challenges!

The 2018 Giving Season launches on November 27 with two matching challenges.

Give on Giving Tuesday Nov 27

Challenge #1: $7 Million Match on Facebook

Starting at 5am PST/8am EST donations to nonprofits on Facebook, like the MdDS Foundation, will be matched until $7 million in Facebook matching funds are dispersed. Just donate through our special Matching Challenges fundraiser page or any donate button on our Page. With over 1 million nonprofits on Facebook vying for the funds, last year’s GivingTuesday match was met in under 30 minutes. Please add this event to your calendar and set an alert.

Your personal fundraisers will be matched, too! Last November, personal fundraisers and matching raised a record-breaking $15,000. Come on, Warriors, let’s break a record this year! Just follow this link to set up your fundraiser today:

Challenge #2: $10,000 Match

This one’s not limited to Facebook, and it runs through year-end! A generous MdDS Foundation supporter is matching donations no matter how they are made. Let your friends and family know they can support you by donating in their favorite way — to your personal, or check — and help us make the $10,000 Matching Challenge.

To those of you gathering together on Thursday, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family. If you are shopping deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we hope you stay out of the fray and have a stress-reducing tip for you: Start with a Smile. When you shop through Amazon’s charity portal,, they make donations to the Foundation. We hope you’ll set aside some of the money you save for the matching challenges. Thank you for supporting MdDS research and awareness efforts, and helping MdDS warriors get their lives back.

NOV 21 – This Just In: A THIRD MATCH

This Giving Tuesday, PayPal is offering a 100% match on donations received through its holiday campaign (up to $500,000 in total matching funds), followed by a 1% donation match through to the end of the year. Give through the PayPal app or through our charity’s unique link: This one starts at 5:01 AM PT on 11/27.

NOTE: All donations made through Facebook and PayPal Giving Fund are fee-free. 😊