As you’re perusing all those deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, consider being part of #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2013. #GivingTuesday kicks off holiday and year-end charitable giving. It’s a great way to encourage small acts of kindness and a culture of philanthropy.
Here are a few ways you can get involved in #GivingTuesday with us at Helping Services.
Give Time | Volunteer in 2014.
Be a role model for a youth, open your door to a victim of domestic violence, stuff envelopes for a mailing, or provide childcare during a parenting class. We want to work with you to match your skills and passions to a need in the community.
Give Cash | Make a tax-deductible donation.
You might not have time to volunteer so giving of your resources may be a better fit. You can be part of #GivingTuesday by donating online through our secure website. This year many people and groups, including our agency, maneuvered through some tough financial times. Your gift will help us face the funding uncertainties of 2014, and keep need services available to children and families in Northeast Iowa.
Give a Shout Out | Share our Facebook messages.
Our mission is all about building safe, healthy, and nurturing communities. You can help further that mission and connect our services to anyone who may need them through your social networks. Post why you support our agencies mission, why you give or volunteer, or simply share something that we post on our page. We are grateful for your efforts to get our mission and message out to more and more of our neighbors in Northeast Iowa.
Of course, these are just suggestions. You can give back in any way that fits your lifestyle and values. If you’re really excited about #GivingTuesday, become a Social Media Ambassador for this national campaign.
If you do choose to celebrate #GivingTuesday, please tell us about it! Post a photo on our Facebook page of you volunteering, or share why you donated, or tell what you’re going to do to celebrate on that day. Be sure to use “#GivingTuesday” in your post so your message is connected to the efforts of everyone else celebrating the day.
December 3rd is not a magical day, you can give in any of these ways all year.