It's the season of giving! Help contribute to our partner charities by simply liking, commenting, and sharing posts.
For our annual holiday campaign, we are featuring three charities on our Facebook page and are inviting followers to donate to their causes.
From December 2-30, followers can like, react, comment, and share our charity campaign posts. On Facebook each like, love, and wow is worth $0.25, while a comment and share are worth $0.50 each. Comments on the blog post will be worth $1.00, and comments indicating one of the three charities on the final Facebook post will be worth $1.00. At the end of the campaign, Balsam Hill will tally all engagements to determine the total amount raised for each charity, then match each reaction with a corresponding donation.
All donations will benefit these charitable organizations:
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to helping people who face cancer. Legendary singer and patron, Tony Bennett, shares how our contribution makes breakthrough research, free rides to treatment, free places to stay near hospitals, and other crucial patient services all possible.
When it comes to cancer, the ACS is the only organization attacking from every angle. They promote healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer, and research its causes to find more answers and better treatments. They also fight for lifesaving policy changes. In fact, they provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And they do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
By donating to the American Cancer Society, we are supporting programs and services dedicated to helping cancer survivors.
Reba's Ranch House
In 1992, country music's brightest star, Reba McEntire founded her first and only operating charity – Reba’s Ranch House. Located in Denison, TX, Reba’s Ranch House gives families of patients in local medical facilities in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma a place to stay when they need it most. Similar to a Ronald McDonald House, Reba’s Ranch House incorporates holistic care by providing a calm setting for rest, warm meals for nourishment, and sensitive staff for spiritual connections. The House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and has welcomed over 35,000 families since its opening. To learn more, visit RebasRanchHouse.org.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
As a nonprofit organization, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt provides advanced, personalized care for all children. No child is denied care based on the family’s ability to pay. This level of service would not be possible without philanthropy. Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals here.
American country music singer, songwriter and record producer Brett Eldredge is a supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He created the Brett Eldredge Family Foundation in support of research for a cure and to help children battling pediatric cancer. His foundation recently donated its first check of $60,000 to Children’s Hospital. A portion of these funds were raised from Eldredge's Christmas concert, An Evening with Brett Eldredge, where he performed classic holiday tunes. This year, we partner with Brett to raise more funds to support the cause.
International medical charity Operation Smile aims to spread smiles to children all over the world. Dr. William Magee and his wife Kathleen founded Operation Smile in 1982 to provide life-saving operations on children with cleft lips and palates. Balsam Hill first partnered with Operation Smile in 2014 during our Celebrities for Smiles campaign, auctioning off ornaments autographed by famous personalities such as Adam Levine, Stephen Colbert, Harrison Ford, and more. In addition to this yearly campaign, Balsam Hill holds mid-year Christmas in July fundraising events for the benefit of charities like Operation Smile. To date, Balsam Hill has raised more than $275,000 for Operation Smile, helping give over 1,140 children brighter smiles and brighter futures.
AMOUNT RAISED THROUGH JULY 2019
For our annual Christmas in July campaign, we are featuring four charities on our Facebook page and are inviting readers to donate to their causes. From July 2-31, readers can like, react, comment, and share on our charity campaign posts. Each like, love, and wow is worth $0.50, while a comment and share are worth $1 each. On July 31, readers will have one more chance to donate by simply commenting the name of their charity of choice on a special post for another $1 contribution. At the end of the campaign, Balsam Hill will tally all engagements to determine the total amount raised for each charity, then match each cent with a corresponding donation.
All donations will benefit these charitable organizations: Show more
From November 16, 2015, through December 25, 2015, Balsam Hill is partnering with 4 charities as part of the season of giving. We will match 100% of donations up to $2,000, and 10% of any donations after that. For every $25 donation, we will send the donor a surprise Christmas ornament. Show more
Amount raised through 2015 with match.
It's July once again and although Christmas is still a few months away, the spirit of giving is in the air. For the second consecutive year, we are organizing a Christmas in July Charity Program as part of our continuing effort to raise funds for charitable institutions.
Balsam Hill will match 100% of donations up to the first $1,000 raised for each charity, and then 10% of each subsequent amount. Readers can donate to their favorite charity via a dedicated Indiegogo page. As a token of gratitude, for each $50 contribution, donors will receive a mystery Christmas ornament from Balsam Hill. Show more
Amount raised through July 2015
For many working families in the Bay Area, the rising cost of living can make the holidays a bittersweet time of year. Balsam Hill is happy to have been able to help those families by volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos, where the team spent half a day sorting and packaging food that will go directly to those in need. To continue supporting the Food for Bay Area Families Drive, the Balsam Hill Showroom in Burlingame is also a collection station for food donations.
Through volunteers and partner organizations, the Second Harvest Food Bank is able to provide over a million pounds of food per week for Bay Area residents. To find out more about how you can help your local food bank, visit the SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK WEBSITE.
Balsam Hill team volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank
Christmas is once again around the corner; it's almost time to gather around the Christmas tree with your family. Please join us this holiday season by donating to a very important cause, and Balsam Hill will match 100% of your donation, up to $10,000 and 10% on anything exceeding $10,000. By clicking on the donate button of the charity below, you will be taken to an IndieGoGo page where you will be able to pledge whatever amount you can. For every $10 donated, the donor will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of 3 prizes: The Grand Prize is a full Christmas decorating set, including an Artificial Christmas tree, 3 ornament sets, a tree topper and tree skirt. The #2 Prize is a $500 gift card to Balsam Hill. The #3 Prize is a $250 gift card to Balsam Hill. The winners may request Balsam Hill to donate the value of their prize to a charity instead of claiming the prize. Please make your donations before the campaign's end on the 15th of December. Show more
Amount raised through Christmas 2014
Christmas is the holiday of giving, and July is the perfect reminder that Christmas is only half a year away, and it's time to start giving. This year, Balsam Hill partnered with 10 bloggers, through July 31st, to help raise awareness and funds for charities. Each blogger ran a fundraising event for the charity of her choice on her own blog as well as a dedicated Indiegogo page, while Balsam Hill matched 100% of all donations, up to $1000 per charity. Show more
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines leaving a wake of devastation in its path, displacing over 500,000, and leaving thousands dead. Our hearts go out to all the victims of this catastrophic storm. For Balsam Hill, Typhoon Yolanda struck particularly close to home not just because of its magnitude, but because many of our team members live in the Philippines and were impacted by the storm either directly or indirectly. In the aftermath of the storm, Balsam Hill dispatched a team from the United States to join our team in the Philippines and coordinate relief efforts.
With all the media attention on cities like Tacloban, it was the smaller villages like Hernani that were most in need of aid. These villages were just as devastated, but were not as visible to the international community. Within days, the Balsam Hill team put together 1900 lbs. of emergency supplies. Working with local community members in Cebu and Guiuan, team members escorted the aid packages all the way from Manila to Hernani, and were able to provide some relief to this community by ensuring these supplies reached families that were most in need.
Almost a year on from Typhoon Yolanda, Balsam Hill continues to partner with local entities to help the local communities rebuild what they have lost. Balsam Hill hopes that you will join us in support of the relief and rebuilding effort in the Philippines. If you are looking for a charity to which you may donate funds, we recommend: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NVCFOUNDATION.