SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (November 23, 2014) - Shelter From the Rain Inc. 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 about, 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 the 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.
“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”
Shelter From the Rain has become a #GivingTuesday partner to encourage acts of kindness as well as raise awareness for the needs of single mothers and their children. “When you help a single mom, you are helping her children too,” Jennifer T. Graham, Director of Shelter From the Rain, said. “Essentially, you are helping a family in turn bettering your community,”
Those who are interested in donating to Shelter From the Rain’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for single moms can visit: www.shelterfromtherain.com/givingtuesday
About Shelter From the Rain, Inc.
Shelter From the Rain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, designed to enrich the lives of low-income mothers and their children through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul.
Shelter From the Rain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, designed to enrich the lives of low-income single mothers and children in need through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul.