Loaves & Fishes has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on November 28th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US), and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
On #GivingTuesday your gift will be doubled up to $15,000! Lydia & John Vidovich have generously offered a matching gift of $10,000 and Cisco Systems Inc. will match your gift up to $5,000! We hope to raise a total of $30,000 on Giving Tuesday including the matching gifts to provide an additional 12,000 nutritious meals across the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season.
"We wholeheartedly support Loaves & Fishes as a key Silicon Valley safety net provider ensuring the basic needs of the most vulnerable in our community are met. Through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations and streamlining the supply chain to get healthy meals to those who need it most, Loaves & Fishes increases the social impact of other nonprofit organizations while also reaching more people.” - John M. Sobrato
92Y - a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back - conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving.
"We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity of time, efforts, and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality," said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. "As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation."
Please join Loaves & Fishes on #GivingTuesday. Visit our fundraising page at http://www.loavesfishes.org/givingtuesday2017
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @loavesfishessj throughout #GivingTuesday for updates and stories on how your gifts make a difference in the lives of children, families, seniors and the homeless across the Bay Area.