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#GivingTuesday may be over, but that doesn’t mean the giving needs to end. The holiday season has kicked off with the inspiring movement that is doing good for the world with the hands of helpers across the nation and the world! Celebrating all the "unselfie" behavior , here are some stories inspiring us to continue “unselfie” efforts throughout the holiday season! View More
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123ContactForm is a web form builder headquartered in Romania and has been working with an international public for more than five years. Our special connection with U.S. brought into light the #GivingTuesday movement for us. We immediately felt is was a great opportunity to involve the local community and join forces for a good cause. As we live in an emerging country, we were aware from the very beginning that the entire atmosphere of Giving Tuesday would be significantly different from the US homeland of this celebration. However, we didn’t hesitate to be the ambassadors of the movement in our country, and here is how we managed to bring this initiative to life. We were lucky to receive support from the local branch of Save the Children Romania and a couple of partner businesses. Side by side, we had the chance to get to know 54 children who have experienced rough life conditions, but yet maintained the most optimistic attitude we’ve ever met. Thus, we dedicated 3rd of December to help make their smiles bigger and brighter. The kids are from two local centers for victims of child labor or with expat parents. Each story there is special and every child has a unique sparkle. Out there we met Gabi and Denisa, brother and sister, which learn from each other to look at the bright side of every situation. Others, like Victor, come from families with up to 10 children where having proper clothes, food and shelter is a daily struggle. All of these less fortunate children require attention and a good chance for education. That is why they found these centers as a refuge and a chance to build themselves a better future. From 3 year olds to young teenagers, everyone has a place there, an opportunity to share and respect each other. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, our team packed a trunkful of bags with goodies and essential supplies for the kids and their caretakers. They welcomed us with happiness and warmth, eager to open the gift bags. The first thing they did afterwards was to name their new fluffy friends found inside: Poofy, Blue and Pinky. The most impressive thing was that none of them opened the sweets - they told us that they wanted to wait until they get home to share all the goods with their other brothers or sisters. Kids called us “magic fairies” and were all ears when we explained them about the meaning of this day. The 123ContactForm team spent a few great hours with them and the chance to see all the joy and enthusiasm in their eyes was the biggest present we got from this #GivingTuesday. All in all, it was a great experience and we surely hope to see the Romanian community react to this first initiative. Together we could take #GivingTuesday at yet another level next year. If you would like to learn more about the Romanian initiative, don't hesitate to write to the 123ContactForm team - we would be happy to hear your View More
For the Unilever Marketing Communications team, food is a part of their daily lives. Not in the way it is for most people, though, as this team works for the company -- and #GivingTuesday Founding Partner -- that makes many of the beloved brands found in most every home: Lipton, Hellmann's, Ragu, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Magnum, Breyers and many more. On #givingtuesday, the team volunteered at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry in Harlem to help fill the cupboards and refrigerators of the low-income New Yorkers who come to select fresh produce and packaged food items themselves in a supermarket-style setting. The Pantry helps provide food for more than 40,000 meals a month. The Unilever team starting by forming a hyper-efficient assembly line packing bags for seniors who were victims of Hurricane Sandy and still in need of assistance. They then took to refilling the pantry's shelves while helping clients pick and pack their groceries. Unilever, which just launched a sustainable-living initiative called Project Sunlight (projectsunlight.us) aims to help create a #brightfuture. Today, this team stocked and packed and filled in hopes of doing just that. View More
#GivingTuesday has exploded nationwide and around the world, gaining over ten thousand partners worldwide and over thirty-three hundred #GivingTuesday Social Media Ambassadors! Across the world the #UNselfie behavior has been trending on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! View More
The Adaptive Design Association (ADA) started 15 years ago in New York City with our founder, Alex Truesdell, and a clear mission—to make sure that every child with a disability receives the custom equipment required to make school work more inclusive and rewarding, play time more fun, social networks wider, and perceived differences negligible. Nine-year-old Max’s wheelchair, for example, is burdensome in the school lunchroom. It doesn't fit at the side or end of the cafeteria table, and if it did, his elbows would still be four inches below the tabletop. So Max eats lunch at a low table in the corner of the cafeteria, isolated from his classmates. Until a custom-made seat built by ADA that slips over the bench at any cafeteria table provided the extra back, lateral, and foot support he needed. Now, Max eats with his friends. To make sure Max and other children get the adaptive equipment they need, we have always had a ‘Never Say No’ policy. No child is denied custom equipment because of an inability to pay. Every day is #GivingTuesday at ADA. Most of our equipment is made using Tri-Wall cardboard (a strong, low-cost, sustainable material) and simple hand/power tools—both of which are easily available even in countries where access to advanced technology may be limited. As part of our #GivingTuesday initiative we partnered with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) and LRN for a day of productive fun for a good cause. Team RWB is a non-profit that helps veterans transition into civilian life. LRN is a global knowledge service provider that helps companies implement positive and principled corporate policies. Fourteen volunteers, including veterans from Team RWB and employees of LRN, spent a day at ADA being introduced to basics in cardboard carpentry and building 15 child-sized perches (Perches are simple cardboard seats that look like foot rests). The ones fabricated on #GivingTuesday will be donated to a school in east Harlem for use by K-2 nd graders in Special Education during Circle Time. Along with building equipment, we hold classes to teach therapists, parents and other interested parties who may wish to build custom equipment themselves. We have helped set up Adaptive Design Centers at six schools in NYC. In collaboration with various agencies we have centers in Ecuador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. These centers function independently, with ADA providing expertise and support when needed. Our vision includes a day when there are self-sustaining ADA centers all over the world serving local populations using locally-sourced materials so that no child who needs adaptive equipment has to go without it—ever! www.adaptivedesign.org facebook.com/adaptivedesign View More
On #GivingTuesday and every day, Aetna employees always find a way to give back. They are compassionate about the array of charitable accomplishments and this past Turkey Drive proved their enthusiasm. With the generous support of #aetnaemployees, 120 turkeys and over $2,400 were donated to Foodshare in assisting families sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The dollars will help feed families throughout the year; as one in five children in our community lives in a home where they cannot be sure where the next meal is coming from. Way to go #aetnaemployees! View More
Over 60 Nonprofit Sports Organizations are on board with this year's #GivingTuesday initiative including Right To Play, Tiger Woods Foundation, Pitch in for Baseball, Street Soccer USA, US Lacrosse, Stoked, Girls on the Run, and many others. Sports fans can #GiveAnAssist on #GivingTuesday through donations, volunteering, coaching, fundraising or simply spreading the "Give An Assist" message throughout the holiday season. We've got all of the details and links to each organization's campaign at http://www.GiveAnAssist2013.com View More
In honor of # GivingTuesday , Bloganthropy wants to encourage bloggers to get involved and write about their favorite opportunities to give back to the community around them, around the nation and even around the globe. As many of you know, Debbie from Element Associates is also the co-founder of Bloganthropy and our agency donates time, money and resources to many non-profits as well as sponsoring the Bloganthropy Awards... View More