Giving Tuesday 2022
Support Texas Folklife on November 29th For GivingTuesday
Celebrate 10 years of Global Generosity with Texas Folklife! GivingTuesday is the largest day of generosity in the world. For one day, community members are encouraged to give back in whatever ways they can.
This year, for GivingTuesday, we are asking our community to support and celebrate the launch of our newest community education project, The Folklorist Next-door Podcast Series. Featuring the projects created by the inaugural Community Folklife Fellowship Cohort, this podcast series is created by community members across the state of Texas and features stories of cultural arts and heritage.
Help Texas Folklife raise $5,000 on November 29 to help promote community-led Public Folklore Documentation Statewide!
In 2022, Texas Folklife embarked on its first-ever Community Folklife Fellowship cohort. Ten fellows were selected via a committee review process from seven of Texas Folklife’s nine focus regions across the state, with project concentrations ranging from Lotería and memorabilia at local pulgas (flea markets) in the Rio Grande Valley to climate justice and farming in the Panhandle. Your support on GivingTuesday will allow the Community Folklife Fellowship to commence its second cohort, in which Texas Folklife will integrate insight gained in the pilot and focus outreach efforts across all geographic regions of the state.
Your support will also go towards sustaining The Folklorist Next-door podcast, where fellows' audio stories will be featured. The first episode will be available on all podcast streaming platforms on December 2nd, and episodes will be available weekly on Fridays.
Ways to Give to Texas Folklife for #GivingTuesday
However you are able to support Texas Folklife this #GivingTuesday, we thank you for investing in community folklore and stories!
1. Donate to Texas Folklife on November 29th: Help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 to support community-documented storytelling programs like the Community Folklife Fellowship!
A. Support our official Campaign Page (now accepting PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay): Click Here to Donate
B. Donate to our Facebook Fundraiser: Click Here to Donate with No Fees Through Facebook
C. Venmo: @TXFolklife
D. Cash/Check: Send your donation to Texas Folklife, 724 Eberhart Ln #500, Austin, TX 78745
2. Join Our Virtual Celebration on GivingTuesday: We invite you to join our virtual presentation featuring Community Folklife Fellows to celebrate GivingTuesday and the launch of our new Podcast Series on November 29th. Tune in starting at 7 PM Central on the Texas Folklife Facebook Page. Featuring an exclusive sneak-peek of the first podcast episode, streaming December 2nd!
3. Share Our Campaign: Whether you start your own Facebook Fundraiser or share why you support Texas Folklife with your Friends and Family, your support will help amplify our mission and reach our goal of sustaining community-driven folklore programming.
4. Give Your Time: We are looking for community members to join our Organizational Committees! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about getting involved with one of our committees.