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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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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
People are talking about #GivingTuesday across the nation. Share what you are giving for #GivingTuesday and invite your colleagues, friends and family to do the same . A simple "I am giving to _____________ on Dec 3rd for #GivingTuesday" is incredibly powerful. Use hashtag #UNSelfie and #GivingTuesday. View More