Monday, November 23, 2015

#GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.


The Museum of World Treasures will again participate in #GivingTuesday, an effort to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place Dec. 1, 2015 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

“We are so thankful for new and returning donors,” said Mike Noller, the Museum’s President and CEO. “Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for us to promote end-of-year giving through a national campaign. Monetary donations are important, especially at the end of the year, so that the Museum can plan programs and services accordingly for 2016.”

This is the third year the Museum of World Treasures will participate in the initiative. #GivingTuesday is endorsed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator, Givewell and GuideStar are serving as Charity Advisors. VolunteerMatch is a volunteer advisor to #GivingTuesday.    

“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”


Those who are interested in joining the Museum of World Treasures’ #GivingTuesday initiative can visit our website. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook or follow #GivingTuesday and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter. Thank you for your support!

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