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7Cares social media toolkit: How to spread the word to support 9 Idaho nonprofits

7Cares Idaho Shares, is Idaho's biggest food drive. Help KTVB end hunger in our community.
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BOISE, Idaho —

The 14th annual 7Cares Idaho Shares will take place Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The KTVB fundraiser was exclusively virtual in 2020, but 7Cares Idaho Shares is returning to a live event in 2021 while also accepting donations online.

For the in-person day of giving on Dec. 11, KTVB will broadcast live on KTVB Channel 7 at several locations throughout the Treasure Valley and Twin Falls, accepting food and cash donations to help the hungry and homeless in Idaho.

7Cares Idaho Shares is also a virtual fundraiser in 2021 - donations are accepted online from Monday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 11. Donate here.

7Cares Idaho Shares key talking points:

• 7Cares Idaho shares is a community safety net campaign started by KTVB in 2008. Its mission is to aid local charities serving the people in our communities who need help the most. The goal is to fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers of these nonprofits for winter. As the temperature drops, the need for food, shelter and aid grows.

• 2021 marks the 14th year for the annual event – Idaho’s biggest annual food drive.

• Since 2008, through donations from individuals and Idaho companies, 7Cares Idaho Shares has provided over 6.9 million meals to Idahoans.

• Every donation provides nutritious food to children, seniors, veterans, and families throughout Idaho, as well as housing and heating assistance. Scroll down to see a full list of nonprofit beneficiaries or click here.

• Each year, Idaho businesses step up in a big way to join the “Companies That Care,” donating generously to 7Cares Idaho Shares as part of their corporate community charitable giving. KTVB looks forward every year to sharing their stories with our community to honor and celebrate their compassion and caring. To learn more about Companies That Care, contact KTVB Community Service Director Traci Liew at tliew@ktvb.com.

•  Learn everything you need to know about 7Cares or donate online at KTVB.COM/7cares

How to donate to 7Cares Idaho shares

You can embed this below widget from the 7Cares Mightycause page to post it on your own website:

Download images and social graphics here. 

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You can learn more about 7Cares Idaho Shares to donate from your phone by texting 7Cares to 208-321-5614.

7Cares partners and beneficiaries

KTVB

All food and cash donations will be distributed to the following local charities:

To learn more about each nonprofit, see descriptions here. 

The Idaho Food Bank (hunger relief)

River of Life Homeless Shelter (homeless shelter for men)

City Light Home for Women & Children (shelter home)

Lighthouse Rescue Mission of Nampa (homeless shelter for men)

Valley Women and Children’s Shelter of Nampa (women and children)

The Salvation Army of Ada County (families and children)

The Salvation Army of Caldwell (families and children)

The Salvation Army of Nampa (families and children)

The Salvation Army of Twin Falls (families and children)

Social posts

Hashtag

#7Cares

Social graphics toolkit: 

Click here to download the graphics you can use on social media to promote 7Cares. 

Facebook examples

Download a Facebook cover image here. 

Facebook post example #1:

Did you know @KTVB's 7Cares Idaho Shares is Idaho's biggest annual food drive? Join us for the 14th year of #7Cares. The goal is to fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers of nonprofits for winter. As the temperature drops, the need for food, shelter and aid grows.

No donation size is too small. Donate here: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Facebook post example #2: 

As the temperature drops in Idaho, the need for food, shelter and aid grows. Help KTVB's 7Cares Idaho Shares virtual donation drive fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers for nine Idaho nonprofits this winter.

Learn how to help, or donate, here: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Facebook post example #3:

In Idaho, one in six adults and one in four children are expected to experience food insecurity in 2021. Help KTVB's 7Cares Idaho Shares virtual donation drive fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers for nine Idaho nonprofits this winter. 

As the temperature drops, the need for food, shelter and aid grows.

Do your part to help our community and donate here: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Twitter examples

Download a 7Cares Twitter cover photo for your Twitter account here. 

Tweet example #1:

Idaho's biggest annual food drive, #7Cares Idaho Shares is virtual and in-person for its 14th year. As the temperature drops and more Idahoans are facing food insecurity in 2021, the need for food, shelter and aid is dire. 

Learn more or donate with @KTVB: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Twitter example #2:

As the temperature drops in Idaho, the need for food, shelter and aid grows. Help @KTVB's #7Cares Idaho Shares virtual donation drive fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers for nine Idaho nonprofits this winter.
Donate now! KTVB.COM/7Cares

Instagram examples

 Tap here to open the full size of an Instagram graphic. 

Instagram Story template:

Share how you're contributing to 7Cares Idaho Shares in your Instagram story with a template here. 

KTVB example Instagram post here.

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Square 7Cares Idaho Shares social graphic for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or other social platforms.

Instagram example #1:

Did you know @KTVB7's 7Cares Idaho Shares is Idaho's biggest annual food drive? Join us for the 14th year of #7Cares as the event is virtual and in person. The goal is to fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers of nonprofits for winter. As the temperature drops, the need for food, shelter and aid grows.

Learn more or donate with @KTVB7: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Instagram example #2:

As the temperature drops in Idaho, the need for food, shelter and aid grows. Help @KTVB7's #7Cares Idaho Shares virtual donation drive fully stock the shelves and fill the coffers for nine Idaho nonprofits this winter.

Learn more or donate with @KTVB7: KTVB.COM/7Cares

Images and graphics

You can find #7Cares images and graphics for social media and more here.

This includes:  

  • 7Cares Idaho Shares graphics
  • Social square graphic
  • Facebook cover photo
  • Twitter cover photo
  • Instagram Story template

Upload in the KTVB app to show us how you're helping your community 

We now have an easy way for you to share your photos via a new feature in the KTVB.COM app. When you open the app, look for the "Near Me" tab in the bottom right corner of the app and select "Share with us" to upload your images or videos. 

Near Me is an interactive map showcasing articles and photos by location. Tap here to download our app for Android or Apple phones.

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