The SOMC Development Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global initiative that encourages individuals to give back to their communities through charitable giving. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following widely recognized shopping events “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”
“The goal of #GivingTuesday is to remind people that they shouldn’t forget about their own communities during the holiday season,” Kara Redoutey, director of Community Relations and Development, said. “When it comes to improving our local community, there is no donation too small to make a difference.”
The SOMC Development Foundation encompasses funds that support a plethora of local causes including Hospice, Cancer, Heart and Vascular, Pediatrics, Community Health and Wellness, the SOMC Endowment Fund and other areas of greatest need.
2016 will mark the fifth year of the #GivingTuesday movement. In 2015, the movement featured more than 45,000 partners in 71 countries and raised nearly $117 million.
“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, the founder of #GivingTuesday. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in supporting the SOMC Development Foundation on #GivingTuesday initiative are encouraged to donate on November 29 at www.somc.org/news/donations-page/.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.