With no input from the greater fellowship of Refuge Recovery the appointed RR Board of Directors has established direct donation ties to private corporations Facebook and PayPal. Going against RR’s own guiding principles directing RR groups to be “self-supporting relying on the generosity of their members”, as well as contradicting successful foundational principles of RR’s Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous predecessors.

In November of 2018, RR Board member Brent Borreson created a fundraiser for Refuge Recovery becoming a Facebook Fundraiser. “Many thanks to all those who donated to the giving Tuesday fundraiser for Refuge Recovery. There is just one day left to donate, can you help push us past $1000? Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about Refuge Recovery below”.

Heres what Facebook had to report about the giving Tuesdays program:

In support of #GivingTuesday 2018, we're partnering with PayPal to match donations made on Facebook to nonprofits up to a total of $7 million.

About the match

  • Facebook and PayPal will start matching donations at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The matching offer will expire when $7 million in donations is reached or at 11:59pm PT on November 27.

  • Donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Matching is available for any eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that can receive donations on Facebook.

  • Donations up to $250k per nonprofit and $20k per donor are eligible to be matched.

—The American Buddhist