This #GivingTuesday, multiply your good by supporting Father Joe’s Villages critical services and long-term solutions for neighbors in need.

Martha Weiner Charitable Foundation and other generous anonymous donors are matching all gifts given Monday, November 29 through Wednesday, December 1, 2021, up to $200,000.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that encourages people to do something positive for their community after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, become one of the thousands of compassionate San Diegans giving to local organizations.

How can I participate in #GivingTuesday?

1. Make a #GivingTuesday Donation

Father Joe’s Villages encourages #GivingTuesday participants to contribute to our mission to end homelessness by donating online. Plus, on 11/29-12/1, all donations to Father Joe’s Villages will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $200,000, by the Martha Weiner Charitable Foundation and other generous anonymous donors.

Your donation can have a real, direct impact on the lives of our neighbors in need.

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2. Engage your Friends & Family

Let your friends and family know why #GivingTuesday is important. Send a text message or an email to a friend or family member, reminding them #GivingTuesday is coming up.

3. Start a Fundraiser

Create a Facebook fundraiser to encourage your friends to contribute to your campaign. Remember, from 11/29-12/1, every dollar donated will be matched!

Contribute to Father Joe’s Villages’ fundraiser >>

How to Create Your Own Fundraiser

  1.   Go to and click “Raise Money”.
  2.   Click “Get Started.”
  3.   Click “Nonprofit.” Search for Father Joe’s Villages. Then select how much money you want to raise and when your fundraiser should end. We recommend putting an end date of WHAT.
  4.   “Tell your story” by giving your fundraiser a title and explaining why you chose Father Joe’s Villages.
  5.  Pick a cover photo. See instructions above about uploading our #GivingTuesday cover photo. Then click “Create”.

4. Use Amazon Smile on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You can contribute even more through Cyber Monday on Amazon, at no added cost to you! Just go to and sign in. Choose Father Joe’s Villages as your organization to benefit and return to whenever you order something on Amazon. Amazon will contribute a percentage of the order to Father Joe’s Villages at no additional cost to you! Find more information here.

Go to Amazon Smile >>

How to Participate in Amazon Smile:

  1. If you have an Amazon account, proceed to and log in.
  2. Once you log in, Amazon will ask you to “Select a Charity”. Under “Or pick your own charitable organization”, in the bar that says “Charity name or location”, type “Father Joe’s Villages”.
  3. Click “Search”.
  4. When Father Joe’s Villages comes up, select.

5. Post on Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin)

We’ve provided you with all the copy and photos you’ll need. Simply copy and paste the information into your social profiles, hit post and you’ve done your part to help people experiencing poverty and homelessness in San Diego.

If you’re new to the world of social media, don’t worry! We’ve included instructions below on how to post on specific social platforms, how to create a Facebook Fundraiser and change your Facebook profile picture and cover photo

Suggested Message Before Giving Tuesday: This #GivingTuesday, please join me in supporting @FatherJoesVillages and their critical services for neighbors experiencing homelessness. Donations of any size ensure Father Joe’s Villages can provide basic needs and long-term solutions that help neighbors leave homelessness behind. Learn more:

Suggested Message During Giving Tuesday (11/29-12/1) : Please join me in celebrating #GivingTuesday with @FatherJoesVillages. Your donation will have double the impact. Martha Weiner Charitable Foundation and other generous anonymous donors are matching all gifts given Monday, November 29 through Wednesday, December 1, 2021, up to $200,000. Learn more:

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How to Post on Facebook

  1. First, save the image at the bottom of this Word document to your computer OR click here to download from Dropbox.
    1. Right click on the image below and choose “Save as… Picture” (Command + Click if you have a Mac). The window will pop up asking you where you would like to save the image. To find it easily, pick “Desktop” from the left menu and click “Save.”
    2.  Open Dropbox link, click the “…” icon to the left of the file you’d like to download. Then, in the dropdown menu, click Download. This will Download to your Download file on your computer, which can be accessed in your files.
  2. Go to and at the top of the page. In the box with the words “What’s on your mind…?”, type or copy and paste the message of your choice.
  3. Highlight the text, hold down the CTRL + C keys at the same time. Click in the “What’s on your mind?” box and hold down the CTRL + V keys (or use your mouse to click on the Copy & Paste functions on your toolbar)
  4. Tag Father Joe’s Village. Select the place in the text where you’d like to tag Father Joe’s Villages and write @Father Joe’s Villages. Options will start popping up for tagging. Select the one that says “Father Joe’s Villages” with our logo.
  5. Click Photo/Video plus sign symbol. Navigate in your computer files to the place where you saved the Giving Tuesday image and click on the file name for the logo.
  6. Click “Post.”

How to Post on Twitter

  1. Open Twitter. Go to in your computer’s web browser. This will open your Twitter feed if you’re logged into your account. If you aren’t logged into your account, enter your email address (or username) and password in the upper-right corner of the page, then click Log in.
  2. Click Tweet. It’s a button in the upper-right corner of the page. Doing so opens the Compose new Tweet box in the middle of the window.
  3. Enter your tweet’s text. Type in the message you want to tweet. You can type up to 280 characters’ worth of text (including spaces) into the Compose new Tweet box.
  4. Tag Father Joe’s Villages in your tweet. To tag another Twitter account, type the @ symbol and a few letters of their name or username (@fatherjoes); this will prompt a drop-down menu from which you can select the proper person.
  5. Add a photo. Click the mountain-shaped icon in the bottom-left corner of the Compose new Tweet box, then select up to four photos or one video from your computer and click Open.
  6. Follow direction #1 from “How to Post on Facebook”
  7. Click Tweet. It’s in the bottom-right corner of the Compose new Tweet box. Doing so will post your tweet to your profile.

How to Post on Instagram

  1.  Open Instagram on your phone. Tap the Instagram app icon, which resembles a multicolored camera front, to do so. This will open your Instagram home page if you’re logged in. If you aren’t logged in, enter your Instagram account’s email address (or username, or phone number) and password before continuing.
  2. Tap + . It’s at the bottom-center of the screen. Doing so brings up the camera interface. If you don’t see this option, tap the house-shaped Home tab in the bottom-left corner of the screen first.
  3. Select an upload option. Tap one of the three options at the bottom of the screen. Click Library/Gallery to opens a list of your saved photos and videos.
  4. Click Photo/Video plus sign symbol. Navigate in your computer files to the place where you saved the Giving Tuesday image and click on the file name for the logo.
  5. Click “Post.”

How to Post on Linkedin

  1. Go to in a web browser. If you’re not already signed in to your LinkedIn account, enter your username and password into the blanks at the top of the screen, then click Sign in.
  2. Click the Share an article, photo, video, or idea box. It’s near the top-center part of the page. This expands the box to display additional post options.
  3. Type what you want to share. You can also paste text you’ve copied from another location by right-clicking the typing area and selecting Paste.
  4. If you include a URL, it will be clickable on LinkedIn.
  5. Click Images to add a photo. This brings up the file browser on your computer, where you can then select the image you want to include and click Open.
  6.  Click Post Settings. A list of privacy options will appear.
  7. Click Post. Your LinkedIn post now appears in the feed.

How to Change Facebook Profile Cover Photo:

  1.  Go to Facebook’s website. Go to in your preferred browser. This will load your News Feed if you’re already logged into Facebook. If you aren’t logged in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password before continuing.
  2.  Click your name. Your first name should be in the upper-right side of the Facebook page. Click it to go to your profile.
  3.  Scroll up to select your cover photo, then click Update Cover Photo. This button will appear in the top-left corner of your cover photo. If you haven’t yet uploaded a cover photo, hover your mouse over the blank space above your profile picture and click Add Cover Photo.
  4.  Select a photo location. Click one of the following options in the drop-down menu: Choose from My Photos – Select a photo from your Facebook photos OR Upload Photo – Select a photo from your computer.
  5.   Select a photo to upload.
  6.   Click Save Changes. It’s in the bottom-right corner of the cover photo. Doing so will save your changes and add the cover photo to your Facebook profile.