#GivingTuesday Breaks Records And Sets Stage For Global Giving
#GivingTuesday was a record-breaking success! In addition to helping millions in need, it served as a global call to action for each of us to always find a way to give to those in need. To learn more about #GivingTuesday and other acts of kindness, please read below.
~ Reet Alexander
Stories Of Inspiration From The Charitable Community – Vol.2
Excerpt from 116.7 MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE #GIVINGTUESDAY By Jean Case
Last year at the Case Foundation, we challenged ourselves — and the sector — to measure the collective reach of #GivingTuesday — starting with an estimate of total dollars donated to nonprofits during the 24-hour period. We recognized then, that while we couldn’t immediately measure the full impact the day had on nonprofits and their programming, we could bring increased awareness to the movement and the amount raised over the 24-hour period. Working in partnership with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and five leading online donation platforms — Blackbaud, DonorPefect, GlobalGiving, Network for Good and Razoo — we estimated that nearly $46 million in donations were processed on #GivingTuesday in 2014. Click here to read more.
Excerpt from Revolutionizing Better Health for ‘Every Woman Every Child’ By Siddharth Chatterjee
That’s why at the beginning of December 2015, partners from Government of Kenya, the UN, civil society, private sector and development institutions came together for a workshop organized by the World Economic Forum, Ministry of Health Kenya, World Bank and UNFPA. The workshop was to forge a new way ahead to discuss a roadmap for partnerships that can leapfrog the health care services for improving the health status of Kenya’s women and children. Read more.
Excerpt from Thanksgiving For 84
Scott Macaulay remembers how, 25 years ago, he started an annual holiday dinner for strangers who had nowhere else to go. “I put an ad in the local paper and offered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for twelve people.” Last year, 84 people showed up. Scott’s goal every year is to have no one show up. That would mean that everyone had somewhere else to go.
Video from KarmaTube
Video from KarmaTube
Excerpt from Random Acts of Kindness Taking Hold in the Workplace
Random acts of kindness and so called “paying it forward” is coming of age in the workplace. There are a host of heartwarming stories on social media of strangers and colleagues “paying it forward” by doing something, typically small but thoughtful, to surprise, inspire and delight others. Some employers have been paying attention and are instituting initiatives to make random acts of kindness part of a more collaborative and kinder workplace culture. Read more.
Excerpt from The Angel of Queens
Jorge Munoz is one of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet. A school bus driver by day and an angel by night. Every night for the past 5 years, he has gone home and cooked food for hundreds of people on his old stove. He then goes to a street corner in Queens, New York and feeds those that are hungry. He does this with his own money because “it’s the right thing to do”. He is a man that wants to help, and is the epitome of an everyday hero.
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Excerpt from DSU Student Leads a Busy Life Giving Back to the Community By Jackie Hope
However, volunteerism may be Perusquia’s greatest love. She has volunteered with the Dickinson Animal Shelter, the homeless coalition, the Best Friends Mentoring Program and at Hawks Point, just to name a few. As a volunteer, she makes it a point to recruit others into her volunteering efforts. There are “so many areas we don’t know about,” she said. And Perusquia is passionate about bringing those areas to the attention of her friends. She volunteered at Hawks Point last summer and said there was so much to learn from the residents there. Lewis said Perusquia was exposed to community service at an early age, since Lewis was involved in many social work projects while studying for her doctorate. Service to others became a way of life and a way of giving back to the community. Read more.