On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Housing Up will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Founded in 2012 as a way to encourage philanthropic giving during the holiday season, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving globally, resulting in more donations, volunteer hours, and activities to affect change in communities around the world.
#GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media and the spirit of the giving season, creating a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy worldwide. Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday follows widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a beginning to the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving through contributions and acts of service.
This #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to think about your fellow Washingtonians who are less fortunate, those who don’t have as much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving and those who won’t be receiving any gifts during the holidays. Your time, your talents and your generous donations will greatly impact the 600 families we serve, who depend on support from you.
A little altruism goes a long way, and your donation to Housing Up directly impacts the lives of the families in our programs and moves them closer to housing stability. Please, in the hectic upcoming season, remember the excitement and warmth you feel during all the precious moments of the holidays, and do what you can to pass that feeling on to others in the District, be it through volunteering or financial contributions. Over 45,000 organizations in over 70 different countries come together annually to celebrate #GivingTuesday, each of us emboldened and empowered through the communal effort of others. You can be a part of the global movement by making your secure, tax deductible donation to Housing Up and become a volunteer.
We have four weeks until #GivingTuesday kicks off, we hope we can count on you to help us end family homelessness. Get ready to make your donation or sign up to be a Housing Up volunteer! For more information on #GivingTuesday, visit GivingTuesday.org.