Everyone knows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” This year, #GivingTuesday takes its place on the calendar as a new national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season.
We hope we can count on you! Please consider First Candle as your charity of choice for #GivingTuesday!
Just as the retail sector has benefited from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays, #GivingTuesday wants to do the same thing for giving by uniting under one common purpose – charity.
This is not a new giving platform, but a call to action, with a goal to help #GivingTuesday become a major part of the holiday season, placing giving upfront in November rather than an afterthought in December or the New Year. The campaign provides a framework for Americans to contribute to their community and favorite charities and help make this season the biggest giving season yet.
We are offering the following giving options this holiday season:
Share the Glow this holiday season by making a donation in honor of those on your gift-giving list. Your recipients will receive a boutique candle with a note card letting them know of the donation made in their honor.
Light a virtual candle on the 2012 Holiday Wall of Hope in memory or honor of a loved one.
Purchase a leaf on the National Tree of Hope in memory of a precious baby whose life was taken too soon.
Establish a Memorial Fund to provide a meaningful way to remember a loved one year after year.
Donate nowto support First Candle’s vision of a future where all babies survive and thrive.
You can learn more about #GivingTuesday at http://givingtuesday.org/about/