This year, as part of our effort to complete fundraising for our Making A Historic Difference Campaign, we have joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will 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 action to improve their communities, give back to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.
Taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
In 2012, more than 2,500 partners in all 50 U.S. States participated in #GivingTuesday. Through social media, more than 50 million people worldwide spread the word. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook, or Twitter.
If you’ve read our blog posts about Making A Historic Difference, you know that we are getting ever closer to our goal of $300,000 to complete the interior restoration of the Study building. All contributions we receive as a result of #GivingTuesday will be applied to that goal. If you have been wanting to contribute but haven’t gotten around to it yet, this is a great time to do so! If you don’t have the financial resources to contribute monetarily, consider retweeting our #GivingTuesday tweets or sharing donation links on your Facebook page.
We hope you’ll partner with us to bring Lew’s Study back to its original glory–and to be part of an international movement towards generosity and giving!