What is WePledge?

WePledge is your commitment to make a difference in the world. The WePledge program offers inspiration and vetted giving and volunteer opportunities for individuals who commit 1% of their time and/or financial resources to social causes during a one-year period.

We envision a world in which everyone donates 1% of their time and/or financial resources annually to create social good. Join the WePledge movement today and start making your impact.


How can I participate in WePledge?

It’s easy to make an impact with WePledge! Here’s how:

Step 1: Pledge to donate 1% of your time and/or financial resources over the course of the next 12 months. To take the Pledge, visit wepledge.org or text PLEDGE to 44663 (U.S. numbers only).

Step 2: Live your pledge by volunteering with and donating to the charities and causes of your choice. You can participate in the monthly recommendation from Twilio or do an activity of your own. (Always be sure to comply with local laws when fulfilling your pledge.)

Step 3: Share your good works with the WePledge community and your social network.

You decide how and when to carry out your Pledge. The goal is to donate 1% of your financial resources and/or time over the course of the next twelve months. You can participate monthly, a few times a year, or all at once!


Where can I find resources for the previous causes of the month?

Each month, WePledge provides giving and volunteering opportunities aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address global challenges. As the UN explains, the SDGs are “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Visit the pages below for multiple ways you can give involved.


How will Twilio support me?

When you sign up for WePledge, you’ll receive monthly tips and resources for taking action along with vetted volunteer and giving opportunities with global charitable organizations.

Here’s what you can expect from Twilio:

During the first week of each month, Twilio will share a WePledge Cause of the Month for our movement to support. You can subscribe to receive these updates over SMS or email. You may unsubscribe at any time. We will only use the contact information you provide to contact you about the WePledge program and will use your personal information in accordance with Twilio’s privacy policy.

The WePledge Cause of the Month will support achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030.

We’ll provide you with giving and/or volunteer ideas – or you can select your own activities.

If the WePledge Cause of the Month doesn’t resonate with you, feel free to choose another social issue to support. Or skip that month! You do not need to participate every month to be part of the movement. Just keep in mind how often you want to participate to carry out your 1% Pledge.


Who can participate in WePledge?

WePledge participation is open to everyone anywhere in the world.

If your company is interested in adopting the WePledge program to power your employees’ social impact efforts, visit wepledge.org.


Are US and Non-US residents eligible to select an organization for the $100 donation from Twilio’s donor advised fund?

We encourage everyone to take the Pledge. And while WePledge is global, laws are local. US residents are eligible to designate a $100 donation to one of the ten charities listed above. For non-US residents, there may be laws in your country or in the US that regulate the ability to make a donation to one of these organizations. We reserve the right to determine whether your participation complies with applicable laws. Regardless of where you are from, please respect and comply with your local laws in fulfilling your pledge.


What happens if I don’t live my Pledge?

WePledge is an honor system. Do what you can this year. If you can’t carry out your 1% pledge this year, try again next year!


When can I join WePledge? Can I join later in the year?

You can join WePledge at any time. Your Pledge is an annual commitment to donate 1% of your time and/or financial resources to causes you care about. You can (and we hope you will!) pledge every year!


I have a question for the WePledge team. Who do I contact?

You can reach us at wepledge1@twilio.com


*Individuals must be 13 years or older to sign up. Residents of any country that is subject to an embargo of the United States government may sign up but will not be eligible to designate an organization to receive a $100 USD donation. Limit 1 donation per person. Void where prohibited.