Jennings promotes #GivingTuesday Global Day of Giving on November 29

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Jennings is planning to show we care for #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been 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.

Jennings’ staff members and other donors will show they care with their “unselfies.” Donors can participate by donating online and other ways by visiting www.jenningscenter.org/givingtuesday for details.

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.

“Every person deserves quality choices and a life of dignity,” said Sara Adamo, Director of Development at Jennings. “Our life-giving relationships, innovation and Catholic compassion embrace each individual to help them live well as they age. As a non-profit organization, our donors help us to serve those most in need.”

#GivingTuesday was born at 92nd Street Y (92Y), a community and cultural center in New York in 2012. Since then, people from different backgrounds, cultures and regions around the world have helped to create a global day of giving that reflects 92Y’s commitment to strengthening communities and repairing the world.

In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online – on #GivingTuesday alone – 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.

“The tremendous response to #GivingTuesday over the last five years has been both humbling and inspiring,” said Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y. “We have seen countless examples of communities coming together to address challenges. Giving is a powerful reminder of our shared humanity, and the willingness of so many to participate and elevate giving is reason for celebration – even with lots of work still to be done.”

Join Jennings’ #GivingTuesday initiative by visiting www.jenningscenter.org/givingtuesday for ways to get involved. 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.

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