#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and in countries around the world. It is a day where millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising on their behalf. Most of you are probably already familiar with it, so we won’t bore you with that.

What makes this day extra “giving” is that Facebook has a special campaign where it will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits, and is also waiving all fees for donations made through Facebook fundraisers.

That’s all great, so what does it mean for you, our supporter? On this day, your help can have double its impact, and you can empower more girls like these:


1. Donate to a fundraiser

If you do not have the time to setup your own fundraiser, you can help us by contributing to an existing one. You can see all of the fundraisers that are created for the foundation at this link.


2.  Create your own Fundraiser (it is quite simple)

NOTE: Click through the arrows to see the steps.

Step 1

Click on “Fundraisers”

Step 2

Click the “Raise Money” Button

Step 3

Click Get Started

Step 4

Select “Rukmini Foundation” as the Non-Profit and set your goal amount and deadline and click Next

Step 5

Type in the title of your fundraiser including a details description that tells your story and give supporters a reason to donate.

Final Step

Pick a photo cover from the suggested photos or upload your own cover photo by clicking edit. Click Create!

To have the biggest impact, please invite your friends to participate

Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook’s fundraisers on November 28th will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 8AM EST (5AM PST).

No Fees on 11.28
On 11/28, Facebook is also waiving processing fees for every donation made to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday. Fees will be waived for all of #GivingTuesday, regardless of when the match runs out.

3. Share our story

If creating a fundraiser or donating to one is not possible, simply sharing our cause and maybe giving our foundation page a like will help us get the message out to more people about the power of empowering girls through education.

Regardless of how you support us, we thank you for it because every little bit helps us to educate and empower more girls in Nepal.

Thank you,
Rukmini Foundation Team

About Bibhuti

Born in Nepal, but growing up in the United States, Bibhuti Aryal has received most of his education in the US. He credits the excellent education he received through Pittsburgh Public Schools, Robert Morris University, and Carnegie Mellon University for the opportunities he has received in his life. Bibhuti earned his undergraduate degree in Information Sciences from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA and then his Master's in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, also in Pittsburgh. He currently works in the Information Technology field where he has had a variety of roles from Software Developer to Project / Program Manager to Consultant where he has been helping companies and organizations to make the best use of technology to help solve business problems. He has experience in various industries, such as: government, logistics, finance, insurance and engineering. However, he discovered his passion to advocate for equal access to education when he revisited his motherland of Nepal in 2011. For most of the last 9 plus years, Bibhuti has been advocating for quality education for all, especially in his country of Nepal and the communities where he was born into. He is the Co-Founder of Rukmini Foundation, an organization that empowers girls through a holistic program of education, mentoring, and health & wellness. In the US, Bibhuti also serves in his community in various roles including as the Chair of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in Pennsylvania where he leads the Commission in advocating for the diverse AAPI communities in the State. Bibhuti is responsible for ensuring that the organization fulfills its mission and achieves the goals set by the board through coordination of efforts of all volunteers of the Rukmini Foundation. Bibhuti brings his years of experience in various industries like: government, construction, finance and technology along with a strong desire to initiate a positive change in the world. Away from work, Bibhuti enjoys time with his family, running, reading and trying to learn new languages.
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