November 19, 2019; Elyse Erdman
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. Hope Springs Farm will participate for our first time in this worldwide event on November 27th, 2018! We will complete our share of giving by sharing your donations on this date with the rest of our community through our Sharing Hope program, volunteer activities, and other community programs in which Growers participate. When you make a donation, you have the option of requesting a local charity in which we will share your donation with. Growers will use your donation to shop for the items on that charity’s wish list and then deliver the items! This gives Growers a sense of meaning and value in the community and they love doing this kind of volunteer work. This year, our Growers participated in countless volunteer and community activities. They packaged boxes for Operation Christmas Child, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, sorted and bagged food at the Caring Cupboard, assembled kits for hospitalized children at Caitlin’s Smiles, etc. They also volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, Hershey Gardens, food banks, nursing homes, and other local places. Staff took Growers on fun community outings to other local attractions such as the movies, bowling, libraries, malls, markets, and more. Donations on #GivingTuesday will help us continue to provide Growers with opportunities such as these so that they can continue to make a positive impact on the community and on themselves. The reason for the hashtag in #GivingTuesday is to encourage donations on this date to be given through Facebook and online sites. For 2018, Facebook and PayPal have pledged to match donations of up to $7 Million! The earlier you visit our Facebook page and donate, the more likely part of that $7 Million will go to Hope Springs Farm. Last year on Facebook alone, #GivingTuesday raised $45 Million for 47,000 nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to share with our community through the various programs Growers participate in. If you don’t have a Facebook, you can visit our donation site to contribute to our #GivingTuesday fundraiser. We hope that you kick off the giving season by giving to us here at Hope Springs Farm! Thank you for your support!
Click here to see the flyer.
Link to Facebook fundraiser
Link to Donation Site