COUNTDOWN To #GIvingTuesday: Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 29

By Sunrise Group on November 22, 2016


Sunrise is planning a series of local initiatives for #GivingTuesday!. No matter where you are, there will be a project in your local community to touch the lives of those we serve. Local goals include everything from the latest in assistive technology to an Early Education library for our preschool in Tampa. (For the full list of our goals, please see the list below.) #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement 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.

Location Facebook #GivingTuesday/ 24-Hour Giving Goal
Resources for Independence of Virginia, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/resourcesforindependenceofvirginia/?fref=ts Art Supplies
Sunrise Community of Maryland https://www.facebook.com/sunrisecommunityofmaryland/ Two mirrors
Sunrise Community Inc. - St. Petersburg https://www.facebook.com/Sunrisestpeterburg/ Employment Training: Training guides and curriculum to enhance job skills
Sunrise Community of Central Florida, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise-Community-of-Central-Florida-Inc-118118034891740/?fref=ts Employment Training: Training guides and curriculum to enhance job skills
Sunrise Community of Clarksville, TN https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise-Community-of-Clarksville-TN-805767509507657/ Touch screen computer
Sunrise Community of Greeneville, TN https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise-Community-of-Greeneville-TN-398032406969838/ Touch screen computer
Sunrise Community of Hillsborough County, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/sunrisehillsborough/ Touch screen computer
Sunrise Community of Tennessee - Knoxville https://www.facebook.com/sunrisecommunityknoxville/ winter related items (coats, hats, gloves, and blankets) for our individuals
Sunrise Community, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/sunrisecomm/ *Recommends participation in one event or the other to avoid diluting donor pool (no "double dipping" in November)
Sunrise Northeast https://www.facebook.com/SunriseNE/?fref=ts lighting for sensory stimulation room located at Day Training Center in Hartford
UCP of Tallahassee - LifeLinks https://www.facebook.com/ucplifelinks/?fref=ts Touch screen computer
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford https://www.facebook.com/UCPHartford/?fref=ts lighting for sensory stimulation room located at Day Training Center in Hartford
United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida - Naples https://www.facebook.com/UCPSFL.Naples/ Touch screen computer
United Cerebral Palsy of SWFL - Cape Coral https://www.facebook.com/United-Cerebral-Palsy-of-SWFL-Cape-Coral-135754426566482/?fref=ts Woodworking project for the individuals (2 reindeer and a sleigh for holiday décor at the ADT)
United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay https://www.facebook.com/UCPTampaBay/?fref=ts for new Early Childhood Education library. This money will go toward the purchase of new, age appropriate books (infants through 12 years) , book shelves, and seating for the library (bean bags etc)

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.

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.

#GivingTuesday kicks off at MIDNIGHT on Tuesday, November 29th and donations will be accepted through 11:59 PM. Please make sure to support the location of your choice and DONATE HERE. Don't forget to enter the name of your preferred project in the "in memory" box. As we head into the holiday season remember the words of Charles Dickens, "“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

On behalf of those we serve and our staff, Sunrise thanks you in advance for your generosity and support!