#GivingTuesday Will Bring Books to Kids
When the nationally recognized #GivingTuesday celebrates its 6th year on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Granite United Way will be among the thousands of charities across the nation that help raise awareness about this kick off to the giving season. #GivingTuesday was created to celebrate generosity during the holiday season, following two of the largest shopping days of the year (Black Friday and Cyber Monday.)
#GivingTuesday is primarily a mobile experience, using social media to spread the word, attract new donors to the organization and fundraise for a particular cause (in our case - books for kids!) Last year during #GivingTuesday, Granite United Way raised enough funds to purchase more than 700 books for children located across its six regions, which represent approximately 80% of the State of New Hampshire and Windsor County, VT.
“Our team of staff and #GivingTuesday ambassadors are excited about putting books in kids’ hands again this year with our #NewYearNewChapter campaign,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “Once again, we are utilizing a text-to-give option during #GivingTuesday that will help bring books to children across the footprint.”
This year they are also planning to do a “Reading Relay” for Giving Tuesday. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on November 28, Granite United Way’s #GivingTuesday Ambassadors will participate in a reading relay at local childcare centers and schools throughout the Granite United Way footprint. Donors to Giving Tuesday can “sponsor” our Ambassadors as they are reading to children. Ambassadors will promote their efforts in the Reading Relay throughout their own personal networks and on their social media.
Granite United Way invites you to join our #GivingTuesday movement. Granite United Way’s theme is #NewYearNewChapter and dollars raised will be used to purchase and distribute books to children throughout the organization’s footprint, which supports our other efforts to promote literacy and reading! Donate now by texting GIVE2GUW to 41444 OR follow this link. Together we can make a difference!
Those interested in helping Granite United Way during #GIVINGTUESDAY can do so in the following way:
1. Text GIVE2GUW to 41444
2. Online at www.graniteuw.org
3. Call 603.625.6939 x114 to donate over the phone
4. Mail a check payable to: Granite United Way, Central Processing, 22 Concord Street, Floor 2, Manchester, NH 03101. Please include “2017 Giving Tuesday” in the memo line.
“#GivingTuesday has helped raise awareness of giving back to our community during the busy holiday season,” said Sarah McCluskey, Senior Director of Leadership and Planned Giving for Granite United Way. “It’s an opportunity for individuals to take a moment and give the gift of reading that will last well beyond the holiday season.”