#GivingTuesday is a nationwide call to action that began as a simple idea – A day for giving thanks to those organizations that give so much every day. Giving of self – the true meaning of the Holiday Season. It’s the thought that counts most, not the gift. Materially, we have three days for getting great holiday deals – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… And now, let us celebrate ONE GREAT day for giving back #GivingTuesday
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join the inaugural national celebration of our great tradition of generosity. And together let’s create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
#GivingTuesday, a day to take charge and to prove that giving back to our community is part of a great tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism that helps make this nation strong.
#GIVINGTUESDAY IDEAS TO GET INVOLVED
#GivingTuesday™ is all about you and your ideas to celebrate giving. Business or Family. #GivingTuesday friends have some thoughts to get your imaginations going.Visit www.givingtuesday.org/ideas
#GIVINGTUESDAY in NORTH DELAWARE
There are many ways you can give back to North Delaware, New Castle County, and help make this community a great and safe place to live, work and play. Here are just a few of many organizations that rely on donations, volunteers and your support to make significant impacts in the lives of individuals and families in need in our region:
The mission of the Elsmere Community Garden is to nurture and promote the health of the people and environment in the town of Elsmere. The ECG aims to achieve this mission, in part, by increasing community access to fresh, organically grown food. In addition, the ECG seeks to foster relationship building within the community, to educate youth and adults on the benefits of gardening and growing your own food, and to encourage interest in living healthy lives. For more info, visit the ECG www.facebook.com/elsmerecommunitygarden
SHOES 2 SHARE is a grassroots, charitable ministry with a passion to serve. We seek to make life more comfortable around the world, for children & their families, through the donations of “new & like new shoes.” We have a growing beneficiary list that includes international & domestic programs who receive these shoes so individuals are able to participate in school, church, sports, work, or just everyday protection of the foot. Our mission is continually spurred forward when the shoes find a new home and return a huge smile of thanks! This joyful experience increases our heart for service and is extended by walking with other organizations to leave footprints of opportunities in social & economic development to those in great need. How to help? Donate, Organize a Shoe Drive or Volunteer! Visit Shoes2Share.org for more info on how you can GIVE BACK.
Turn Your Passion into Action! Volunteer Delaware strives to promote volunteer opportunities, community outreach, programs, and other resources in order to enhance the health and well being of all Delawareans. Volunteer Delaware is part of the Division of State Service Centers within theDepartment of Health and Social Services. Visit Getting Started for instructions, videos, and help on how to use their site.
Mom’s House Wilmington considers itself a family, composed of caring employees, single student-parents and their children. They are committed to providing a safe, loving environment where both parent and child can grow and learn. Mom’s House is completely free childcare for single parents (mothers and fathers) who are enrolled in school full time. They help people from all walks of life and all ages. Their mission truly is to strengthen the family and create independent parents. Mom’s House offers mentoring, parenting classes, tutoring for the parents, and childcare from ages 6weeks to five years old. Their preschool program has a strong Montessori foundation. The parents that have children at Mom’s House have to volunteer every week by cleaning or cooking lunch. They also have to volunteer at fundraisers throughout the year that are held for Mom’s House because Mom’s House is fully funded by private donations. For more information about how to GIVE BACK, visit www.momshouse.org/wilmington.html
The mission of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies is to strengthen, enhance, and advance the nonprofit sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, research and member discounts. DANA represents charitable nonprofits throughout the state of Delaware. Our members include the entire spectrum of the nonprofit sector – the arts, education, health, human service, religious, and philanthropic institutions. All are committed to the strengthening of the nonprofit sector in Delaware for the benefit of the whole community – clients, providers, policy-makers, and the general public. To learn more about DANA, visit www.delawarenonprofit.org
CafeMom.com is the largest and most vibrant meeting place for moms online. Moms come to CafeMom to connect, give and get advice, be entertained, and make friends. Launched in late 2006, CafeMom now welcomes over 10 million unique visitors each month. CafeMom was founded by Andrew Shue and Michael Sanchez. Lead investors are Highland Capital Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. If you’re not yet part of the community, come join today — we’d love to meet you!
Andrew Shue – Co-Founder of Cafe Mom & DoSomething.org
He co-founded CMI Marketing with the vision to create an organization that would celebrate and reward moms for all that they do each and every day. His prior roles and companies: In addition to CafeMom, Andrew co-founded, along with Michael, the national non-profit organization Do Something, now the leading web-based effort getting young people to take action in their communities. In the 90’s as an actor, Andrew had a leading role on FOX television’s “Melrose Place” for six years. He also played professional soccer in Zimbabwe, Africa, and Major League Soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy. His Alma Mater: Dartmouth College, BA in History. When He’s Not at Work: Andrew lives in New Jersey with his wife Amy, their three sons and her two daughters.