Water@Work Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Water@Work Ministry has again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and immediately following the widely recognized shopping events ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’. Its goal is to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Water@Work Ministry invites you to commit your #GivingTuesday efforts to transforming the Dominican Republic by helping to bring clean water to poor, rural communities. The donations received Water@Work during #GivingTuesday will be used to help accomplish several of our 2017 goals, which include:
- Transforming lives through sustainable Clean Water — (construction of approx. 4 Community Water Plants)
- Transforming communities through Business Incubation — (support and business implementation for approx. 20 communities)
- Transforming the country through the Living Water — (spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in approx. 20 communities)
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that focuses on community service and giving back, conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts, and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses, and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
#GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit www.givingtuesday.org.