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How to Set Up an InKind Page When Sponsoring a Family for the Holidays

The holiday season is a popular time to sponsor a family.

two pairs of hands exchange a holiday gift. sponsor a familyWhether contributing as a household, team, congregation, or individual, people work with local organizations to identify and connect with families in need. Sponsoring a family entails fulfilling a wish list or providing food, funds, and necessities to ensure a special season for them.

Manage your Sponsor-A-Family effort easily with the power of Give InKind.

Friends, family, and colleagues can participate from all over the country. We’ll handle the details like gift card deliveries directly to your sponsor family, and more. Helpful tools for super-organizing allow you to keep track of the well-rounded care you’re providing. They make it easy and fun to give, receive, and organize support, too!

Here’s how to get started: Create an InKind Page for the family.

Add a festive photo. Use the Story area to identify family members, their clothing sizes, and any food preferences and allergies. Spotlight each person’s favorite holiday gift.

Activate the Care Calendar.

The calendar can be used to specify meals needed gift cards that can be provided, and any drop off times that would be appropriate to collect gift items.

Populate a Wishlist for the family.

Add gift cards, clothes, and even toys for each child. Gift baskets, craft kit subscriptions, and more are available to customize your wishlist in creative ways.

Electronic gift cards are delivered to the InKind Page’s delivery email address. You can set this as your own email to collect gift cards and distribute to the family when you are ready. Alternatively you may set your recipient family’s as the delivery address and any gift cards purchased will go directly to them.

Power monetary donations through the Fundraising options.

Directly connect your recipient family’s PayPal, Venmo, or CashApp accounts to your page to enable easy fundraising buttons. Co-sponsors can easily donate instantly and often. If a GoFundMe campaign is already set up for the family, connect that as well. A convenient, live tracker will display on your InKind Page. Visitors will be able to see the real time progress of the GoFundMe and click to donate.

Keep your supporters updated on your efforts.

Post stories, photos, and videos of your collection efforts. Share your success stories, and spread the word about how easy it is to Sponsor a Family with Give InKind.

Super-power your InKind Page management with a Premium Upgrade.

Especially if you have a lot of donors contributing to your effort, tracking gifts, invites, and thank you messages is a breeze with the Supporters View. Supporters View is one of the features available with a Premium Upgrade. You can learn more about the Premium Upgrade here.

Give InKind makes it easy to organize your Sponsor-A-Family effort.

Get started today.


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