This December, join Jolkona and thousands of organizations across the US in celebrating Giving Tuesday. Set on Tuesday, December 3rd, Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate philanthropy. The goal is to get as many people as possible involved with serving their communities, volunteering with organizations, donating to an important cause or disaster relief. In the wake of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a season dedicated to consumerism, Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to reflect on what makes the holiday season really special – giving.
With international involvement, Giving Tuesday has the potential to not only reach thousands of donors, but to impact millions of people in need globally. The first Giving Tuesday saw an 50% increase of online philanthropy, and this year is expected to grow even more. Another reason why this movement is important is it’s emphasis that anyone can be a philanthropist. As this idea is central to Jolkona’s mission, we absolutely had to be involved. We have several ways you yourself can be involved.
- On December 3rd, Jolkona will be holding a special Giving Tuesday party at our office from 6:30 to 9 PM. This is not only an opportunity to eat, drink, and celebrate with the Jolkona team. Its a chance to learn more about and donate to our special Holiday Campaign to support the Philippines. Take a look on Facebook for more information about the event and to RSVP.
- You can also celebrate Giving Tuesday by donating to one of our Give Direct projects. With a number of high impact causes to choose from, making a difference on #GivingTuesday will be both easy and effective.
- If you want to spread the spirit of Giving Tuesday throughout the year, you can sign up for Give Together, and make an impact every month.
Remember to RSVP for our Giving Tuesday party on December 3rd, and keep your eyes open for more information about our December Campaign.
As we eagerly look forward to Giving Tuesday, remember that there is still over a week left to contribute to one of our Poverty Alleviation Give Together projects. Don’t wait for #GivingTuesday, and Give Together Today!