A national day of giving back during the holidays
December 2, 2014
#GivingTuesday is a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. Whether you’ve already finished all of your holiday shopping or are working on your list, we hope you take a moment this holiday season to include the patients at Dayton Children's as part of your holiday giving.
The #GivingTuesday Challenge
In 2014 we want to see who is up to the #GivingTuesday challenge.
16 individuals including Dayton Children’s employees, patient families, community supporters and even our mascot Wally B. Bear are coming together to compete to raise the most money on #GivingTuesday for an area of their choice at Dayton Children’s! The winner will receive an additional $1,000 courtesy of Dayton Pediatric Imaging to be donated to their area of choice.
But they need your help! Whether you’ve already finished all of your holiday shopping or are working on your list, we invite you to visit our official #GivingTuesday page and make a donation to the #GivingTuesday champion of your choice! You may give because you know the person or you may give because you want to support the area they chose. You can also give a general #GivingTuesday gift by cliking on the "give" button. Either way we thank you for taking the time to support the patients at Dayton Children’s this holiday season.
Who is involved in the #GivingTuesday challenge?
Anyone can be involved! We have employees, patient families and community members all taking part in the challenge. If you are interested in building your own personal fundraising page and raising money for Dayton Children's this holiday season for #GivingTuesday please email Grace Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org .
4 easy ways you can help on #GivingTuesday:
- Visit the Dayton Children's Facebook page beginning on Black Friday to see everyone who is participating in the #GivingTuesday challenge.
- Choose a challenge participant and make a donation to Dayton Children's for #GivingTuesday. You can choose based upon what area you would want to support or which person. You can support Wally B. Bear in the challenge.
- Post on Facebook, Tweet, E-mail, Instagram, blog about Dayton Children’s and #GivingTuesday. Use #DCHGivingTuesday!
- Tell other people to support Dayton Children's on #GivingTuesday!
What is #GivingTuesday?
On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals transformed how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. The first #GivingTuesday created a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
#GivingTuesday is not a new giving platform, but a call to action. The goal is to help #GivingTuesday become a major part of the holiday season, putting giving upfront in November rather than an afterthought in December or the New Year.
A respected “Team of Influencers” helped conceive and shape the concept for #GivingTuesday. For the full list or more information please visit www.givingtuesday.org .