LITTLE ROCK, AR — In line with encouraging philanthropy and celebrating generosity, Goodwill is participating again this year in #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses, and individuals—to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, November 29, 2016, to kick-off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support.
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season and 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 organizations joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector.
“It’s been a privilege to work with remarkable leaders all over the country building a movement around #GivingTuesday,” said Henry Timms, 92Y’s Executive Director and found of #GivingTuesday. “This initiative has truly been crowd-sourced by some of the smartest and most connected minds among the next generation of philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”
Goodwill is asking people to make a special tax-deductible gift—whether it’s a donated item or clothing or monetary donation—on Giving Tuesday. Every donation counts in making a difference in our community. With the generosity of donors and shoppers, Goodwill is able to provide necessary job training programs and services to individuals facing barriers to employment.
Last year, Goodwill provided over 200,000 services to 27,000 Arkansans. In addition, Goodwill helped over 4,500 individuals achieve gainful employment in Arkansas.
Those who are interested in joining Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ #GivingTuesday initiative can visit GoodwillAR.org/Give.
For more information about Goodwill, visit GoodwillAR.org.
About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Last year, Goodwill offered 224,000 services to over 27,800 individuals in Arkansas. In addition, Goodwill helped 4,500 Arkansans attain a job. Information may also be found at GoodwillAR.org.
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