Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Black Friday Cyber Monday #GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GIVINGTUESDAY

            Hospice of Southern Illinois has 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 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 charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - #GivingTuesday will harness 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.
Currently, more than 6,500 corporate and non-profit organizations have committed to participate in the initiative, including Hospice of Southern Illinois, your community not-for-profit hospice. Consider Hospice of Southern Illinois as not-for-profit of choice to give to this holiday season. You can donate online at www.hospice.org, call 1-800-233-1708 and ask for the development department, or download our app and donate from your cell phone. Please help us spread the word about #GivingTuesday and the true meaning of the holiday season! Here are a few ways you can join the global movement!

1. Donate to your favorite not-for-profit.
2. Take an #unselfie photo and post it to social media. (see photo above)
3. Donate your time.
4. Share this message.  

#GivingTuesday is endorsed by the 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. Hospice of Southern Illinois is committed to being with our patients and their loved ones through the changing needs of the end-of-life process and the grief experience. For more information contact Christine Juehne, 618-235-1703 or cjuehne@hospice.org, or visit www.givingtuesday.org

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