Support Our ‘Words in Action Campaign’ on Giving Tuesday

As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, the BANANAS Bunch is reflecting on this year and counting the many exciting opportunities we are grateful for. We have come to realize that our words have power. During the last year, we asked you to Invest in Kids. And, with your support, we could positively impact so many families by helping prepare their children to be Ready for School, Ready for Life!

For the past 12 months, BANANAS has worked hard to best serve and engage family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) caregivers, connecting caregivers to resources, such as workshops, playgroups, FFN Caregiver Toolkit, and so much more. Additionally, this year we are supporting homeless and foster families in finding child care.

While we are partnering with families, we are also working tirelessly to support our children. We advocated for Measure AA – Oakland Children’s Initiative that will help alleviate poverty by providing Oakland children with affordable and quality preschool and college. Unfortunately, Measure AA did not pass, but we’re not done yet! We will continue to work hard for our children, families, and community, but, not without YOUR SUPPORT!

This Giving Tuesday on November 27, we want you to support Our Words in Action campaign so that every child has access to high quality and affordable early care and education, and every parent and caregiver understands the importance of early learning, child development, and kindergarten readiness. We do this because we believe in raising happy, confident children.

Here are 5 ways you can support us:
1. Give to BANANAS through our Facebook Fundraiser
2. Make a donation to us on our website. We appreciate any amount
3. Shop online at our Boutique. Buy custom swag like cute babywear, warm winter hoodies, shopping bags, classic trucker hats, personalized mugs, and more
4. Purchase all your holiday gifts through by choosing BANANAS for all your purchases. We receive a percentage of the profits from every item sold
5. Share this blog with your family and friends

Help us raise $5,000 to help our community grow, explore, and learn!

On #GivingTuesday, look out for emails from us and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-the-minute information, including matching gift opportunities that will double the impact of your support!

Your donation makes a difference!

Join Our Community of Support!

I gave to BANANAS on #GivingTuesday.

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we are so grateful to be working with families, children, and child care providers. We love the work we do and appreciate all the generosity we receive from our supporters. This has been an exciting year with new features arriving at our agency, including Online Referrals, an Online Child Care Job Listings Board, Off-site Referrals in East Oakland, and new resources such as our Drop-In English Tutoring Sessions. As we look ahead to 2016, we envision even more growth for BANANAS and more services for the hard-working parents and providers we serve. You can be part of our community and support our efforts to connect families and caregivers with just a click. Here are a few ways to give!

Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal of raising $5,000 with an online donation.

Make us your favorite on eBay. If we get enough votes, we have a chance to win $25,000. Amazing!

Donate through PayPal’s Give Cheer campaign and PayPal will add 1% to your donation. This means BANANAS gets 101% of the proceeds!

Support our programs by purchasing an item from our Wishlist.

Do your holiday shopping on Amazon Smile and choose BANANAS as your nonprofit of choice. We’ll get a percentage of the proceeds.

Check to see if your workplace offers Employer Matching Funds.

Buy some custom BANANAS swag from our online boutique at Cafe Press.

If you have a vehicle to offer, check our Donate for Charity or Donate a Car.

The BANANAS Bunch thanks you for your generosity and support. We can’t do the work we love without amazing donors like you!


Help BANANAS Raise $5,000 for #GivingTuesday!

Support our Giving Tuesday campaign today with a donation and an #UNselfie!

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, BANANAS will be participating in the 4th annual #GivingTuesday, a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This movement inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better, and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

In order to make our #GivingTuesday experience a memorable one, BANANAS needs your help in meeting, and hopefully exceeding, our fundraising goal!

Between now and December 1, upload your #UNselfie as a show of your support for the BANANAS Bunch and share why you are supporting us.

To participate in the #UNselfie for BANANAS campaign:

Take a “selfie” with a caption explaining why you are supporting BANANAS. All you have to do is print the template and write in the reason why you support the Bunch.
Use the hashtags #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday, and #BANANASbunch. Don’t forget to mention our website —!
Post it to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to share and encourage your friends to do the same! If posting on Twitter, be sure to tweet us @BananasBunch.
It takes a village. Together we can raise happy, confident children.

  • Download the BANANAS #Unselfie Template Here.
  • For the Promise to Donate Template Here.

You can also sign up to become BANANAS Royalty as a Social Media Ambassador! Join our Facebook group and help us spread the word about our campaign by sharing our information and images on your social media channels! To join, email today.