Share Your #MyGivingStory

What’s Your #MyGivingStory?

What inspires you to give your time, talent and financial gifts to Walden Family Services? In honor of #GivingTuesday, take a few minutes to share your #MyGivingStory about why you support children and youth in foster care. You could help Walden win up to $10,000.

Submit Your Story

Write a short story (150-600 words) about a time you were inspired to give to Walden. Be sure to include the name of the organization, why you give, and our website URL ( For added impact, you can upload a photo or video.

Submit the story using the #MyGivingStory tab of #GivingTuesday’s Facebook page. Submissions must be received before 2 p.m. PT on December 31, 2016.

Get the Word Out

Share your story with family and friends on social media. And if you let us know you’re writing a story about Walden, we’ll help you share it via our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

How to Win

The 20 essays with the most Facebook “likes” will be sent to a panel of judges who will select the winner. Two additional honorable mentions for “Best Use of Original Video” and the top two submissions in Spanish will be awarded. Winners’ nonprofit organizations will be notified that they received grants in mid-January 2017.

Need Inspiration?

Watch a former foster youth share her story about foster care, or listen as Walden governance board chair Arlene Lieberman talks about how a friend inspired her to pay it forward as a volunteer, mentor and donor.