After Black Friday, give back on Tuesday
Nonprofit organizations from around Bucks County have joined together to promote #GivingTuesdayBucks, a celebration of generosity that takes place Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesdayBucks provides respite to overwhelmed shoppers by giving them a reason to feel good with an online donation to their favorite cause.
Last year was the inaugural year for the national Giving Tuesday project. In 2012, donations were distributed to more than 2,600 participating nonprofits across the country.
With even more traction this year, the event has made its way to Bucks County. Led by a group of passionate fundraising volunteers, #GivingTuesdayBucks hopes to raise funds for nonprofit organizations that will make a difference in local communities.
#GivingTuesdayBucks has launched a website built by Doylestown development and marketing company IQnection that serves as a directory of participating nonprofits and provides information and updates for interested donors. By filling out the website’s participation form, nonprofits can join the more than 25 organizations that are already involved.
Each organization listed on GivingTuesdayBucks.org will have a link that takes interested donors directly to the organization’s online donation page. Once there, donors can safely contribute to their chosen cause on Dec. 3. On Dec. 9, #GivingTuesdayBucks will post the results from all participating nonprofits on its website.
Organizations that are currently participating in #GivingTuesdayBucks are: A Woman’s Place, B-Strong Foundation, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Boy Scouts of America-Bucks County Council, Bucks County Audubon Society, Bucks County Opportunity Council, Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition, Central Bucks Family YMCA, Child, Home & Community, Inc., The Conservatory, Deserving Décor, Family Service Association of Bucks County, Habitat for Humanity Bucks County, HealthLink Medical Center, Heritage Conservancy, Indian Creek Foundation, Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, Pearl S. Buck International, Penn Foundation, Special Equestrians, Twilight Wish Foundation and Voice and Vision, Inc.
“We are so excited to be a part of #GivingTuesdayBucks, a worthwhile movement that will benefit nonprofit organizations right here in Bucks County. Donors can make a gift for that special someone on their shopping list. This is an opportunity we hope will resonate with everyone who cares for our community,” said Linda Cacossa, chief operating officer for Heritage Conservancy.
For information, visit GivingTuesdayBucks.org. Submissions for nonprofits will be accepted until Nov. 15.
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