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Facebook and PayPal to help Giving Tuesday impact even more

Each year on Giving Tuesday, nonprofit organizations rally their supporters for a day of maximum impact. Following the retail events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity for people around the world to support what matters most to them and share that support with their social media networks. We’ve set a big goal: #Help100Tuesday: Raise $25,000 in a single day, enough to pay for 100 days of care for our residents. We can’t achieve it without you. Facebook and PayPal are working together to match all non-profit Facebook donations, beginning Giving Tuesday at 7 a.m. Facebook and PayPal are working together to match all non-profit Facebook donations, beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 27th, until they have donated $7 million dollars. That’s why we are encouraging our supporters to use Facebook on Giving Tuesday to make the most of those dollars. Beginning at 7 a.m., go to our Providence Life Services Facebook page (or any of the communities’ Facebook pages), and click the “Donate” button to allow us to take advantage of the matching dollars before they run out. Donations up to $250,000 per nonprofit and $20,000 per donor are eligible to be matched. And, […]

Facebook safety tips for people over 55

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (November 2014) — If you are older than 55, and you’re on Facebook, you are in the fastest growing demographic of Facebook users. Seniors appreciate Facebook for many of the same reasons other demographics do — re-connecting with old friends, viewing photos posted by family, and sharing daily opinions with the world. No matter what your age, if you are new to the social media culture, it’s a good idea to be cautious. Online predators target older demographics precisely because they tend to be more polite and less suspecting. And these predators know that many seniors have accumulated a lifetime of assets and good credit. Here are 4 tips to help you (and your parents) use Facebook safely: 1. Don’t advertise your age When you sign up for Facebook, you are required to indicate your birthdate. However, you can choose how much of that information appears in your profile. If you edit the “About” section on your profile, you can choose who sees your birth date and year. Allowing only yourself (or yourself and friends) to see the date (especially the year), helps you avoid people who are looking specifically for seniors. 2. Use a good password […]