Give It Up 4 Peace
Give It Up 4 Peace

This October,

Give up something for the month & raise money to help communities at risk use tech for peace.

Every day, conflict and crisis force people to give up their life as they know it. In a time of increasing polarization in digital spaces, the world needs more peacebuilders than ever before. Join PeaceGeeks in helping make a difference for communities facing displacement, conflict and crisis worldwide.


   SEE WHO'S GIVING IT UP    

31 days. 1 thing you "can't live without".

Will you give up

coffee plastics sugar microwaves texting driving meat take-out television shopping alcohol electronics

for peace?

Supporting tech for peace

PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based nonprofit that works with refugees, immigrants and communities at risk to build the digital tools they need for peace and humanitarian action. And we need you to help us make a difference!

Here are the projects you're supporting:


Pathways helps refugees and immigrants start their new life in Canada, every step of the way.


Designed alongside newcomers and settlement organizations in Metro Vancouver, including MOSAIC, ISSofBC and SUCCESS, the Pathways app helps newcomers create a timely action plan to settle and thrive in Canada, personalized to their needs and circumstances. Learn more.

Your funds will:

  • Support the app launch and scale it across Canada
    Help us ensure the app successfully reaches newcomers most in need, in British Columbia and beyond

  • Connect newcomers to people who can help them navigate their next career
    Support the development of a new app module that matches newcomers with their most relevant employment mentors in the community



Meshkat Community (مجتمع مِشكاة) empowers the next generation of digital peacebuilders to challenge violence and polarization online.


Launched by PeaceGeeks in Jordan, Meshkat Community hosts workshops, incubation programs, collaborative networks and runs a digital hub for youth and members of at-risk communities. Participants learn to use the power of locally-relevant content — blogs, audio, videos, visual art, social media — to strengthen peace and tolerance online. Learn more.

Your funds will:

  • Catalyze the Digital Peace Youth Network
    Equip at-risk Jordanian youth to convene and engage with their peers in positive and responsible ways, and act as active peacebuilders in their communities

  • Set up Digital Peace Creators Labs
    Provide youth in under-resourced communities a community space to regularly access media equipment, meet mentors and incubate projects

  • Enable more workshops and incubation programs
    Convene community members to understand local risk factors of violence and collaborate on content that responds positively to their community's vulnerabilities

How It Works

PeaceGeeks Register for GiveItUp4Peace

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Register

Sign up on your own or with a team!

PeaceGeeks Pick something for GiveItUp4Peace

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Pick Something

Decide what you will give up for the month of October.

PeaceGeeks Fundraise for GiveItUp4Peace

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Fundraise

Set a and ask your friends to donate to support communities in pursuit of peace.

PeaceGeeks Participate in GiveItUp4Peace

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Give It Up!

From Oct. 1-31, complete your Give It Up challenge every day. Share your journey using #GiveItUp4Peace

Why #GiveItUp4Peace?

Today, digital tools like hacking, bots and social media are changing the face of conflict and crisis, calling for new and intentional thinking on how we use technology for good.

With over 68.5 million people displaced globally, meeting the world's growing needs requires more than traditional aid.

In 2016, people like you raised over $30,000 to help launch the Services Advisor web app for the United Nations Refugee Agency. The app provides critical information that continues to connect the 3+ million refugees in Jordan and Turkey to humanitarian services such as food, shelter, medicine and protection.

This year, our goal is to raise $45,000. Your funds raised will support projects like the Pathways app that helps newcomers settle in Canada, and Meshkat Community which empowers the next generation of digital peacebuilders in Jordan to combat hate and violence online.

Corporate Teams

Join leading companies in giving it up and make a positive impact for refugees, immigrants and communities at risk of conflict!

#GiveItUp4Peace is a great way to propel tech for peace and humanitarian action, while engaging employees in a fun and competitive challenge.

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Benefits for you

  • An online Fundraising Page for your team
  • A designated PeaceGeeks ambassador to help you meet your goals
  • PeaceGeeks can host a Lunch & Learn for your team
  • Opportunities to volunteer with PeaceGeeks
  • Marketing opportunities and brand visibility

Interested in sponsorship?

Our corporate partners, which include businesses of diverse sizes and industries, are integral to making #GiveItUp4Peace possible, such as sponsoring our Launch Party and other campaign aspects. Contact Cherrie at (604) 338 6831 for more info.

Meet the #GiveItUp4Peace Community

Here are some of the participating corporate teams:

Axiom Zen #GiveItUp4Peace
Affinity Bridge #GiveItUp4Peace
Airbnb Human Team #GiveItUp4Peace
Flipboard Give It Up 4 Peace
RightMesh PeaceGeeks GiveItUp4Peace
HiVE Vancouver Social Impact GiveItUp4Peace