#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual Giving Tuesday is on December 3, 2013. Join the giving community by showing your support for Literacy Kansas City on Giving Tuesday.
I want to make sure people in Kansas City know that they can provide funds to a local non-profit, Literacy Kansas City. Their mission is to help all people (young and old) read and write. I’ve seen them hard at work and there is nothing more exciting than witnessing someone learn to read for the first time. It is something that many of us take for granted, but imagine, even for a day, not being able to read the words around you or not being able to teach your children how to read or write because you don’t know how to do so yourself.
During the 24 hours of Giving Tuesday, you can text GIVE READ to 84465 to make a $10 donation to Literacy Kansas City! The goal is to raise $5,000 on Giving Tuesday.
This year my family and I decided to sponsor a child through Children International, a one-to-one child sponsorship program that supports impoverished children through providing education, healthcare and food. To learn more about their efforts please visit their website and see how your contribution can change the life of one who can effect change in the lives of many others: https://www.children.org/Who-We-Are.
I know we are all preparing to indulge in some decadent food this Thanksgiving, but during holidays that are centered around family and food, I like to remember those in our community who struggle just to fill their bellies with nutrition, especially children. Harvesters food pantry is striving to eliminate child hunger in the Kansas City area. They distributed 44 millions pounds of food in the last year, with an estimated 16.2 million pounds going to feed children under age 18, and 37% of those fed by Harvesters network (or more than 26,000 a week) are children. Donate your time, money, or food! http://www.harvesters.org/Index.asp?%7E
In preparation of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013 I would like to give to The Red Pump Project http://www.theredpumpproject.org/ A National organization that raises awareness of the impact HIV and AIDS has on women and girls affected and infected with the disease.
I just recently started to get involved with is big brother big sister of greater Kansas City! I am so beyond excited to start the program. Really looking forward to helping out a young “girl see beyond her everyday world and dream big.”
I’m passionate about helping the Salvation Army and their Online Red Kettle efforts. My grandpa rang bells for over 40 years of his life and now, my family rings every year in his name. I also serve on the Salvation Army Online Red Kettle board and help with social media and marketing efforts. I love the Online Red Kettle cause because I can raise money online among my friends and family and all money raise goes to help community efforts in my zip code. Though my grandpa never even touched a computer in his life, it makes me proud (and hopefully makes him proud as he watches over) to use my passions to help a cause he loved so much.
For the past few years, I’ve been lucky to volunteer at MOCSA-Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault as a hospital advocate and now, I am lucky enough to be part of their sexual abuse prevention program, Project Aware! I hold the organization and their efforts near to my heart, and I encourage anyone interested in giving to or volunteering at MOCSA to go for it, in the spirit of Giving Tuesday!
Help us spread the word and give back this holiday season!
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