It’s not Black Friday or Cyber Monday…It’s #GivingTuesday and it’s better for your soul.

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. #GivingTuesday has become a day that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy during the holidays.

#GivingTuesday relies on the generosity of people in our community to bring about tangible change. It encourages those simple, small acts of kindness.
This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Dignity Now Inc. and Developmental Connections are participating in #GivingTuesday.

We invite you to join the movement and to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 this December 1. Some ideas include:

  • Challenge your workplace to collect donations for #GivingTuesday.
  • Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday on social media. “Share” our posts and encourage your friends and family to donate; even a few dollars will go a long way! “Like” our Facebook page here.
  • Join our email list here to receive updates and event invitations.
  • Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about Dignity Now and the causes you support.

All of the money we raise will go toward programs like scholarships to Camp Barnabas and Wonderland Camp, therapeutic horseback riding, music therapy, Project Lifesaver bracelets and the many other programs funded by Dignity Now. Find more information on our programs here.

It’s a great opportunity to get in those last-minute tax write-off, too! Dignity Now Inc. is a 501(c)3 and we would be happy to provide you with a donation receipt. What a great way to end the year!

Dignity Now and Developmental Connections serves nearly 300 adults and children with developmental disabilities in Taney, Stone and Ozark counties. For information on Developmental Connections, visit our website.