United Way of Logan County Joins the
Global #GivingTuesday Movement
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[November 20, 2017]
- The United Way of Logan County 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 28, #GivingTuesday
is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely
recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off
the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in
improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways
to charities and causes they support.
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 of way of
linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and
encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday,
millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and
support the causes they believe in. Over #177 million was raised
online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and
much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and
clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in 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.”
Positive impacts in Logan County result from gifts
to the United Way of Logan County, which helps to support 15
different non-profit organizations throughout the year that work in
our community to help those in need right here in our county. A $25
donation can provide 5 meals or 2 round trips to a medical
appointment for a local senior, provided through the Community
Action Partnership of Central Illinois.
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A $50 donation can provide a year of scouting for two local
youths who could not otherwise participate, provided by the Boy Scouts of
America. These are just some examples of the impact local donations have in our
community, provided by the agencies that are assisted by the United Way.
Those interested in joining The United Way of Logan County’s #GivingTuesday
initiative can visit
. Learn more about the impact of the United Way in our community at
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement visit the #GivingTuesday
website https://www. givingtuesday.org,
The United Way of Logan County is located at 120 S. McLean in Lincoln. Questions
may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 217-735-4499.
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[Patti Becker, United Way of Logan