disAbility Connections Celebrates #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
On this #GivingTuesday our goal is to raise funds to be used directly with our Respite Program supporting Jackson County residents. With every$12 raised we are able to provide 1 hour of Respite Service. Ensuring quality/caring assistance working with our loved ones that have a disability is an enormous responsibility. In more ways than one, that undertaking is done by family without a second thought. We love them and they deserve the best care available. However, we all need a break from each other no matter how deep the love runs. Respite provides those hours to separate while also ensuring everyone is safe.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y.