Humble ISD Education Foundation Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement
Humble ISD Education Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place Dec. 2, 2014, – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
The Humble ISD Education Foundation has joined #GIVINGTUESDAY to promote the amazing work of Humble ISD teachers and the impact they make in the lives of students every day. By participating in #GIVINGTUESDAY, our community can show support to our teachers and create new opportunities for learning. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, community members can go to the Foundation’s website or the Foundation’s Facebook page to read stories about these special teachers and then demonstrate their support by making a donation. Funds raised will go right back into Humble ISD classrooms by funding grants requested by Humble ISD employees.
“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Jerri Monbaron, executive director of the Humble ISD Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world and our Humble ISD teachers are doing just that.”
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y), came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and with the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving efforts to create more meaningful results.
Those who are interested in joining Humble ISD Education Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.humbleisdfoundation.org/giving-tuesday or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Humbleisdfoundation.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow #GivingTuesday (twitter.com/GivingTues) and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.