What is GivingTuesday?
○ GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that’s unleashing the power of
people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Whether you’re giving your voice, your time, goods, or your money, helping others or working for the causes you care about, generosity is one of the most powerful ways you can have an impact in the world.

Why are we participating in GivingTuesday?
○ 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. For our organization, this is a chance to talk about our values and why we care so much about the work that we do. It is an opportunity to be part of a bigger movement and a bigger community.

What can we accomplish with GivingTuesday?
○ With this event, 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. It can feel right now like people have very little in common and it’s hard to connect. Generosity is a universally held value that brings us together. Being generous can make us happier, it can make a difference in the world, and it inspires generosity in others. It lets us come closer together and build stronger communities. It’s vital to strengthening the overall social sector, of which Heartland Citizen Advocacy, Inc. is a part. Now, more than ever, we need to lift up and celebrate those values that bring us together and create joy!

Those who are interested in supporting Heartland Citizen Advocacy during GivingTuesday 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 Omaha Gives!, visit their website (www.omahagives.org).

Thank you for your support!

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