On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Housing Up, along with millions of people around the world, will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Founded in 2012 as a philanthropic response to the widely promoted shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and 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 to celebrate and support giving and philanthropy worldwide. #GivingTuesday kicks off 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 how you can contribute to our mission to end family homelessness in the District. Please, recall the love and support you feel from those around you during this time of the year and do what you can to give that same support to those in need 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, with our efforts strengthened by our communal giving. Your time, energy and financial support will greatly impact the 600 families we serve who depend on support from you. Join the movement this year and give by making your secure, tax deductible donation to Housing Up and becoming a volunteer.
#GivingTuesday kicks off November 27, 2018; 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.