Steps to honoring an Essential Worker with your gift

1) Basic Instructions for Giving

2) To Brag on Your Essential Worker on their Social Media

3) To Brag on Your Essential Worker on your Personal Social Media


1) Basic Instructions for Giving

1) Click on “Donate” on the opening page of Give Local Lancaster.2)  Enter your “amount to give”.  Minimum donation is $10 but your gift can be as     large as you like!  Remember that there will be a processing fee of 5.2% + $.30 per donation (credit card fees + technology fees).

2) Click on “Make this donation in honor of or in memory of someone” and choose “in honor” or “in memory” from the pull-down menu.

3) Type your honoree’s name in the box click on “Notify this individual or their family of my gift” and enter the email address if you have it. 

4) Write a special message to your honoree if you would like to.

5) Click the red button that reads “next.”

6) Enter your payment and contact information on the page.

7) Click the red button that reads “next.”

8) Summary of your donation. Click the box that says, “I’ll cover the fees!” if you are able.  Note that you do not have to pay the fees, but they will come out of your donation to your favorite organization if you do not add that amount to your gift. 

9) Click the red button that reads "submit." 

You have made your donation!  The organization to whom you made the gift has been notified of your gift, and if you provided an email address for your favorite essential worker, they have received an email as well!  Now let’s make it public! 

2) To Brag on Your Essential Worker on their Social Media

1) Pick your favorite badge on this page.  If you plan to use the badge on Facebook, click on JPG under the badge.

2) It will bring up a picture of the badge, right click on it and pick “copy” from the pull-down menu.

3) Go to Facebook to your essential worker’s page and find the place to post, it will say “write something to ____”.  

4) Right click in that message block and choose “paste”.  This will display the badge in the message space.

5) Write a few sentences bragging on your essential worker above the badge, and then click “post”.  Be sure to tag Arras Foundation in this post by typing and choosing “@arrasfoundation”.  You are done! 

To Brag on Your Essential Worker on your Personal Social Media

1) Pick your favorite badge on this page.  If you plan to use the badge on Facebook, click on JPG under the badge.

2) It will bring up a picture of the badge, right click on it and pick “copy” from the pull-down menu.

3) Go to your personal Facebook page to the "what's on your mind: box at the top of your feed.

4) Right click in that message block and choose “paste”.  This will display the badge in the message space

5) Write a few sentences bragging on your essential worker above the badge, and then click “post”.  Be sure to tag Arras Foundation in this post by typing and choosing “@arrasfoundation”.  You are done! 

* Foot note:  If you are honoring a teacher or education professional in the Lancaster County School District, email addresses are typically in this format:  firstname.lastname@lcsd.k12.sc.us but please check if you are unsure.  If you are honoring a teacher or education professional in the Chester County School District, email addresses are typically in this format:  flastname@chester.k12.sc.us    f=first initial