Starting today, Facebook users can give charitable gifts in honor of their loved ones. With Facebook Gifts you can already give gifts on birthdays or other special occasions. Now, that gift can take the form of a charitable donation to one of 11 nonprofit organizations, including DonorsChoose.org!
Making a charitable contribution on Facebook is easy:
1. When you sign into Facebook, you’ll now see “Give him/her a gift” on a person’s Facebook wall, and in the Birthday module on the right-hand side of the page.
2. Under “Recommended Gifts”, choose the “Charity Donation” option.
3. Choose the charity of your choice (might we suggest DonorsChoose.org?) to learn more about the impact your donation will make.
Once you’ve chosen the charity you’d like to support, you can customize the gift with a card and a note to your loved one. Then, the gift will be posted to your friend’s Facebook wall, waiting for them to open it!
For more details on this exciting new test feature, check out Facebook’s announcement. Facebook Gifts is available to a segment of users now, but continues to roll out more broadly every day. If you don’t have access to Facebook Gifts yet, look for it coming to you very soon.
What is your favorite way to celebrate special occasions?