Sure, you can give online all morning, noon, and night during #GivingTuesday, but for those who want to some human interaction, there are plenty of functions to encourage you to support and stop tapping away on your keyboards. One locally which we endorse, is the Creative Minds International Public Charter School event that will be held at The St. Regis, Washington, DC. This charter school has a mission of fostering childhood education in highly enriching ways while focusing on the International Primary curriculum, a highly engaging program based on an international, project –and arts-based approach that includes foreign language instruction as well as standards-based literacy and mathematics. This event is being put together by other local small businesses JBC events, You Successful You, and Dolci Gelati.
Hosts Anastasia Dellaccio, Sarah Spreitzer, Jana Sedlakova, and Had Bouchebel invite you to join them from 6pm-9pm at the St. Regis Hotel 923 16th Street, NW. You can register HERE.
On #GivingTuesday – following Black Friday and Cyber Monday – people across the United States and around the world will get together online and in person to kick off the holiday season with a day dedicated to giving back. Individuals will launch their volunteer projects, make online donations and gather at dozens of events to celebrate the start of the holiday giving season and give back to the causes they care about most.
Local #GivingTuesday gatherings and activations take on a variety of forms, including parties designed to help those in need, summits exploring and encouraging philanthropic activity, clothing and food drives, volunteer opportunities and more. These activities are organized by many partners of #GivingTuesday, a movement of organizations, companies, and people dedicated to a collective celebration of giving that increases philanthropy and volunteering throughout the holiday season.
#GivingTuesday, now in its second year, falls on December 3, 2013. The number of organizations and companies that have signed on as partners has more than doubled from the first year, and now stands at 6,225 and growing, in all 50 U.S. states and 15 countries.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.