At Balsam Hill, we are passionate about all things Christmas – and that includes the season’s spirit of caring and sharing. Amid all our busy holiday preparations, we place importance on being able to give back to the community and support those who need it the most.
This winter, we are featuring six charities and their six partnering influencers for our annual A Season of Giving campaign going from December 7, 2017 to January 5, 2018.
To donate, readers are invited to like, comment, and share posts on our FACEBOOK PAGE, charity’s pages, and their partnering influencer. Balsam Hill will match these engagements by raising funds for the charitable institutions. Starting December 7, each reaction on our philanthropic campaign posts is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. Comments on our blog, our partner bloggers’, and charities’ blog posts will be worth $1 as well.
At the end of the campaign on January 5, Balsam Hill will tally all engagements to determine the total amount raised per charity. Donations will benefit the following organizations:
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF GREATER IDAHO
The Alzheimer's Association provides care and support on a global, national, and local level for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By funding research and leading through advocacy, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association will be partnering with Blogger Courtney of the French Country Cottage.
Make a donation here.
MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT
MCJCH is a world-class facility with dedicated medical professionals, aiming to provide children with the hope of improved health. A non-profit facility that is currently undergoing renovations to expand, the hospital provides healthcare to families that may not be able to afford it otherwise. The Children’s Hospital will be partnering with Country Artist Brett Eldredge.
Donate to MCJCH here.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has funded research to help prevent, better treat and ultimately cure Type 1 diabetes (T1D). They are committed to providing meaningful and impactful support to all those affected by T1D through their outreach program, while their advocacy efforts help ensure that policies are in place to support the development of newer, better therapies. JDRF Minnesota will be partnering with Blogger Marian of Miss Mustard Seed.
Give to this cause here.
“Enchanted Makeovers” is a national 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to transform long-term stay homeless shelters for women and children into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. The founder of Enchanted Makeovers believes in the benefits of a restorative environment and teaching women and children life skills, and in the power of community integration to change the way we give, serve, and view each other. Enchanted Makeovers’ will be partnering with Blogger Sarah of the Yellow Cape Cod.
Learn how to you can help here.
Point Hope is the voice for abandoned youths, such as young refugees and foster children who have no families to care for them. Their programs include providing clothing, care packages for teens, counseling, and mentoring. Point Hope will be partnering with Radio Host Delilah.
Make a donation here.
REBA’S RANCH HOUSE
Reba’s Ranch House has provided a warm place to stay for families of patients in local medical facilities for the past 25 years, touching over 31,000 lives. Made possible due to the love of country icon and partnering influencer for this campaign, Reba McEntire, the Ranch House is open round-the-clock all throughout the year, incorporating holistic care, and working to provide a calm setting for rest, warm meals for nourishment, and sensitive staff for spiritual connections.
Click here to find out how you can help.
Last July, Balsam Hill partnered with Operation Smile to help raise funds for children born with cleft lips and pallets all around the world. For every comment on the campaign's facebook post, Balsam Hill donated $5. For every share and like, Balsam Hill donated an additional $1. Thanks to all the participants, we were able to raise $3,365 over the course of July.
AMOUNT RAISED THROUGH JULY 2016
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.