Last Updated on November 28, 2016 by cassnetwork

United Way of Cass County is planning to participate in#GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday –#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back.  In dozens of towns, cities, regions and states from Alaska to Maine, and Charlotte, NC to Dallas, TX, people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local nonprofits, schools and arts organizations; run food and clothing drives; teach children about philanthropy; encourage acts of kindness; collaborate with their neighbors; and celebrate generosity.

The 2016 Cass County United Way campaign is winding down, but  is still needing help to reach its goal of $545,000. For over 78 years, United Way has assisted people in our community and  now focuses on three key areas — EDUCATION, INCOME , AND HEALTH. These are the building blocks for a  better quality of life.  Won’t you please join me, in this investment, which  strengthens our youth, our families and our workforce?   You can make any size  tax deductible contribution this Tuesday by going to the donation tab of our website – www.unitedwayofcasscounty.org  Remember, anyone can give.  And it’s just this easy!!

In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday to help make the world a better place in countless ways.  Much more was generated offline and through donations of time and other resources. People participated in #GivingTuesday activities in 71 countries around the globe last year, and this year, participating countries include Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Slovenia, Tanzania, the UK and more.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit www.givingtuesday.org.
You can also find more on Facebook or Twitter.

SOURCE: News release from  Lisa Terry, Director of Donor Relations and Resource Development for United Way of Cass County