Dubois County, IN: November 30, 2015 In the spirit of next week’s #Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, the Community Foundation will launch 12 Days of Giving, a year end blitz of 12 days of granting, a total of $12,000 to local charities.
Starting on December 2, the day after #Giving Tuesday, the Foundation will be giving away a $1,000 grant daily to a local nonprofit. The initiative will last 12 days, concluding on December 17 with the final grant recipient being selected by the public on the Foundation’s Facebook page.
“The goal of this effort is really to reward organizations who continue to do the right things to build a stronger nonprofit and who consistently improve the landscape of our community through their mission,” said Nona Baker, Director of Programs at the Community Foundation.
The selected nonprofit will be announced daily at 4pm on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page and local radio. Nonprofits need not apply, but have been predetermined by Foundation staff and volunteers. The public will decide the final selection. Learn more by visiting the Foundation’s Facebook page.
“We encourage the community to participate on and cast a vote by end of the day on December 17 for their favorite nonprofit,” said Baker.
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.