The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Pledges to Support ALL of Our Local Non-Profit & Charitable Member Organizations in Reaching Their Holiday Goals for Support
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce has 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.
#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in high-impact ways to the charities and causes they support.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2014, the third year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times. Since 2012, online giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has increased more than four-fold, based on findings by Blackbaud and the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation.
Those who are interested in joining The Greater Haverhill Chamber #GivingTuesday initiative can visit us on Facebook or Kick-off the Season of Giving at the #GivingTuesday Kick-off event at Casa Blanca in downtown Haverhill on Tuesday, December 1st! Meet up with friends, new and old, and enjoy delicious food, a fun atmosphere and cash bar. Donate a new toy, baby item, or gift for a teen and your admission is free! Otherwise, $5. Register Now…
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.
Participating Local Non-Profit and Charitable Institutions: