Instead of printing a Christmas card for the 2018 holiday season, Bit-Wizards chose to donate the funds that would typically be spent on card printing and postage to The Arc of the Emerald Coast
through a special campaign called “Everyone Deserves a Magical Christmas.” For this campaign, Bit-Wizards committed to matching up to $2,500 of donations.
The greatest part of my job at The Arc of the Emerald Coast is that I get to witness the very best of the human race. At a time when it is so easy to become jaded, rising up are people like all of the wonderful wizards at Bit-Wizards.
— Donna Tashik, Foundation & Development Director at The Arc of the Emerald Coast
At Bit-Wizards, we believe that no matter what kind of nerd you are, everyone deserves a Christmas that
is filled with hope, love, and magic. Under this mantra of inclusion, our team created a donation campaign featuring the Arc of the Emerald Coast’s very own clients. On the team page of the Bit-Wizards website, we feature our employees in fun bio photos and engaging videos that showcase their individuality. Using that same theme, we shot photos and videos of the Arc’s clients and then featured them on our digital e-card and all social posts for the campaign, in essence making them part of the Bit-Wizards family.
They see our clients not for their disabilities, but as friends who need a helping hand, and treat them like rock stars! The giving, caring atmosphere starts at the top with Vince Mayfield and Louis Erickson, and extends all the way through their organization, spilling magic into our community. Thank you for bringing your wizardry to all of our friends here at the Arc, for a magical Christmas and thank all of you for helping us live our mission in providing a path from disability to capability.
— Donna Tashik
This campaign was a huge success. Bit-Wizards raised $2,770 and caught attention from Microsoft employees, who donated. As a result, they were able to obtain a $700 match of funds from Microsoft
Corporation. In total, we raised $5,770 for the Arc of the Emerald Coast through this campaign. Remember, no matter what kind of nerd you are, everyone deserves a magical Christmas!
Check out the campaign assets:
View the Christmas eCard
Watch the honorary Wizard's interviews: