Monday, December 1, 2014

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GIVINGTUESDAY

           Hospice of Southern Illinois has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back 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 2, 2014 – 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.
Consider Hospice of Southern Illinois as not-for-profit of choice to give to this holiday season. You can become a volunteer, apply to join our team, attend an event, or donate online at or call 1-800-233-1708. You can also download our app and donate right from your cell phone. Your gift will help us continue our mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Please help us spread the word about #GivingTuesday and the true meaning of the holiday season!
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y), came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and with the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving efforts to create more meaningful results.
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 Litteken, 618-235-1703 or, or visit