92Y and United Nations Foundations created this movement in 2012 to symbolize the beginning of the season of giving.
Last year, more than 27,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday and in total raised over $45 million. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.
It’s a simple idea. It’s about rallying your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then telling everyone you can about how you are giving through social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
There are currently more than 8.5 million youth in the U.S. that are without a caring adult in their lives and 3 million teens drop out of high school every year in the U.S. With the support of a Mentor, children are 52% less likely to skip school than those children without mentors but also 46% less likely to use illegal drugs and 26% less likely to use alcohol. Your support of Mentor Foundation USA will help us reduce the risk factors among youth while helping them realize their potential and goals.
Marketing & Project Management Associate, Melissa Albano
Join the movement!
We want to create awareness, engagement and prepare our supporters and donors for this important day. Here’s how you can help:
- Email us to receive a Social Media Kit. Every week we will send you the tools you need to spread the word about why Mentoring Youth Matters on your social media networks.
- Share our #GivingTuesday Facebook posts.
- Re-tweet our Tweets about #GivingTuesday.
- Be a part of our #GivingTuesday Photo Challenge. Print out this sign and write why mentoring matters to you. Then take a photo of you holding the sign and post it on your Facebook or Twitter page. (Don’t forget to tag us.)
Please contact Melissa Albano to learn more about how you can contribute:
Phone: (202) 536- 1599 | E-mail:Melissa@mentorfoundation.org
To learn more about #GivingTuesday, visit GivingTuesday.org.