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Support #GivingTuesday!

Guest Blogger 11/19/2018
Guest Blogger

November 27 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many of us focus on our holiday and end-of-year giving.

Last year, more than 2,500,000 people donated over $300,000,000 to support their communities. It’s easy and it will make you feel fantastic! On Tuesday, November 27, just go to the website of the organization you want to donate to and make your contribution. Then be sure to share the warmth of #GivingTuesday with your friends and family through social media or email.

Looking for a cause to get involved with? Here are a few suggestions from among the organizations Keenan and our associates have supported all over California that are participating in #GivingTuesday:

Los Angeles Team Mentoring serves middle school students and encourages them to dream big. A positive adult role model in their lives can be life changing. One way to help LATM on #GivingTuesday is to buy them some needed supplies from their Amazon Wish List.

Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in underserved communities to succeed by connecting them with mentors supporting their academic journey. You can assist Spark empower the next generation to perform better in school, graduate on time and lead fulfilling careers and lives.

For the Child helps create a Circle of Safety for children who have been abused, neglected or exposed to violence. Your gifts give hope, health and healing to the children who walk through their doors each week to receive professional counseling and support.

Fred Finch Youth Center offers hope and healing to overcome many challenges. Donations provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire has quality mentoring models that are changing lives of children in the region. Think how amazing it would be for every child that asked for a mentor to receive a mentor.

California YMCA Youth & Government delegates are middle and high school youth throughout the state. Youth gain the skills and knowledge to shape not only their lives, but our society’s future. Your donation will help to fund program scholarships, and a future delegate to find their voice.

You can also find out how to support a charitable organization near you by visiting www.givingtuesday.org.