#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
At Heartland Citizen Advocacy, Inc. our mission is to match people with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or a mental illness with a volunteer advocate from their community who will promote, protect and defend that person’s welfare and interests. It is in this spirit of connecting, collaborating and advocating that we have joined #GivingTuesday.
With this initiative, we will have the opportunity to raise the funds needed for the recruitment of people with disabilities. This involves seeking individuals in isolated situations such as homelessness, in shelters, group homes, assisted living, and understanding their needs and interests. Donations will also help with advocate recruitment, where we identify potential citizen advocates on the basis of the situation, interests, and desires of the person with a disability.
Those who are interested in supporting Heartland Citizen Advocacy’s #GivingTuesday initiative can click on the PLEASE DONATE button, or make a donation by mail to Heartland Citizen Advocacy, Inc. at 10730 Pacific St., Suite 225, Omaha, NE 68114. 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.