We have Thanksgiving as a day to give thanks, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting great deals. Now we have a new day dedicated to giving back; #GivingTuesday. If you are not familiar with Giving Tuesday, it is a day to bring communities, charities, non-profits, and businesses together to create a global impact by donating or volunteering. On this day, we are reminded how important giving back is during the busy holiday season.
So how did this annual day of giving begin? Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York City’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation as a way to get people excited about charity and volunteerism. Today, it has become a global movement with thousands of organizations involved worldwide.
This year’s Giving Tuesday is taking place on Tuesday, December 1st. As a non-profit, we here at AVA will be taking part in #GivingTuesday and encourage you to join us! No amount is too small and anyone can participate in this charitable movement.
Please join us and be a part of a celebration of the new tradition of generosity. With your generous support, we are able to ‘give voice to opera’s future’. We thank you for your support in our Giving Tuesday efforts!
Donations to AVA can be made online by clicking here.
Images from #GivingTuesday 2014
Camille Mola is the Development Associate at AVA, as well as a Penn State University graduate, where she studied public relations.