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10 WAYS · 10 DAYS · TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

It's GiVE 365's 10th anniversary! Be part of the 10 Ways · 10 Days celebration to mark this milestone, support grantees, and encourage friends to be part of collective giving. You're invited to join the fun with 10 easy activities you can do at home Oct. 19-30.

And, there's more! We have a basketball signed by the Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 team to give to one lucky new member or GiVEr who refers a friend who joins by noon on October 30. They just need to let us know you sent them our way.

Kick off 10 Ways · 10 Days by putting this frame around your Facebook profile photo. Simply search "GiVE 365" in the Add a Frame to Your Profile Picture feature to add the image and show your GiVE 365 pride to your Facebook friends. 

Be on the lookout Tuesday, Oct. 20 to enter our Instagram and Facebook giveaway. You can be the proud owner of a tray of treats from grantees and partners: ARK Farms honey, Thistle & Bee granola, a $20 Huey's gift card, Memphis Grizzlies swag, signed original art by photographer Murray Riss, Carpenter Art Garden notecards, Levitt Shell tumbler & more!

Update: congratulations to GiVEr Kandace Stewart for winning the prize pack!

Show your GiVEr spirit and support your 2020 Stable, Safe & Thriving grantees with virtual volunteer activities.

  • Record yourself or a fellow GiVEr reading aloud a favorite children's story. Your video will be used at bedtime or a break for a child at The Family Inn to snuggle up and hear a kind voice reading an engaging tale. The Family Inn provides shelter for 14 families on Room in the Inn – Memphis’s new campus. To participate, send your video to emily@roomintheinn-Memphis.org
  • Fill a backpack with supplies for an unsheltered neighbor. Help Community Alliance for the Homeless provide essentials by visiting their Amazon Wish List and shipping supplies for the organization to pack and give away as we enter the cooler seasons. Please note on your order that you are a GiVEr! 
  • Write encouraging emails to Hope House clients, adults living with HIV. Consider including a toiletry item with your note by sending through Hope House's Amazon Wish List. Hope House staff will read your notes during support groups and hand out with toiletry bags. Notes can be sent to ldwarren@hopehousememphis.org or dropped off at 15 S. Idlewild St., Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • Help Fayette Cares keep emergency shelter residents warm by donating throw blankets and socks (all sizes!). Ship donation items to Fayette Cares at P.O. Box 326, Somerville, TN, 38068 or drop off at 13320 N. Main Street, Somerville, TN 38068. 
  • Promote the healing spirit of Thistle & Bee Enterprises in your own backyard by creating a DIY bee bath. Support the women of the Thistle & Bee hive by buying honey, granola, and other products online or at these locations.
  • Donate fresh towels and twin XL sheets to Midsouth Sober Living's women's home. Mail all donations to Midsouth Sober Living, 1950 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. 

What's YOUR idea for creating a Greater Memphis? Let us know, and it may guide our 2021 grantmaking. Submit your theme idea here by Nov. 6.

Help spread the collective giving goodness—and let friends know why they should join GiVE 365, too! Let people know why you GiVE 365 on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Share a favorite photo from a past GiVE 365 event or link to our website, give365memphis.org. Here are some post ideas:

  • I'm a GiVEr, and you should be, too! Join us today and be part of giving thousands of dollars to deserving nonprofits. It's fun and makes a difference in Memphis! Plus-we have a basketball signed by the Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 team to give to one lucky new member or GiVEr who refers a friend who joins by noon on October 30.
  • GiVE 365 has an impact on Memphis and its members. Join today, and let's continue to make a difference! Plus-we have a basketball signed by the Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 team to give to one lucky new member or GiVEr who refers a friend who joins by noon on October 30.
  • It's amazing what you can do for $1 a day. Join GiVE 365 and be part of collective giving that lets us do so much more for nonprofits and our neighbors than we can do alone. Plus-we have a basketball signed by the Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 team to give to one lucky new member or GiVEr who refers a friend who joins by noon on October 30.

Quarantine making you a puzzle enthusiast? Put the GiVE 365 pieces together with this online GiVE 365 jigsaw puzzle. Choose your skill level by clicking the "Play As" dropdown at top right.

Go on a digital scavenger hunt at give365memphis.org. Three magnifying glass symbols are hidden throughout the site. Find and click the images. For each you find by noon on Oct. 30, you'll be entered to win a GiVE 365 prize.

Our 5+ members and 10-year Founding Members voted on special mini-grants to past grantees. The recipients are:

5+ member vote: Thistle & Bee Enterprises
Thistle & Bee received its first GiVE 365 grant this year to help women move from “Survivor” to “Thriver." Thistle and Bee offers a two-year residential program, “The Hive,” designed to address the needs of women desiring to exit sex trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Women live in a home setting where they have daily opportunities to practice community living as they heal from histories of physical, emotional, and sexual trauma. 

10-year Founding Member vote: Memphis Child Advocacy Center
The Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC) was a 2013 grantee for its Stewards of Children Prevention Project. The nonprofit serves children who are victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. The CAC is a critical clearinghouse of services for children and families who have experienced this kind of abuse, as well as a resource for helping community members detect, report, and prevent sexual abuse.

Click here for a complete list of past grantees.
Click here to see our longest-serving members.

Meet up at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a Zoom Happy Hour. Grab the beverage of your choice to catch up with fellow GiVErs, blow off a little 2020 steam, and join an interactive round of fun questions. It may get silly, but everyone could use some lightness right now. 

We look forward to our next decade with you! Want to join? Click here. We have a basketball signed by the Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 team to give to one lucky new member or GiVEr who refers a friend who joins by noon on October 30. They just need to let us know you sent them our way.