News Release, The Arc of Southern Maryland
The Arc Southern Maryland is joining the Global GivingTuesday Movement, taking place on December 3rd. It is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe (almost 60 countries) mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.
“We want to provide our community with a glimpse of what their donation can do. We want them to see the impact that they can have, right here at home” according to The Arc Southern Maryland. We are taking it a step further this year and throughout November and December, we will be showcasing the needs that we have as an agency. Life-changing needs. Southern Maryland is a generous community and we know the impact that this movement will be the start of something far greater and will far-reaching. We are excited to see what we can do as a community.
This year focused projects are funding an awning for the front of our building to protect our clients from the elements, providing Christmas Eve meals to some of the residential homes and funding Abuse/Neglect training to our self-advocates.
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners are all issuing proclamations recognizing December 3rd, 2019 as Giving Tuesday. The Arc Southern Maryland will be in attendance at each of the BOCC meetings on November 19, 2019, to receive the proclamations.
Those who are interested in joining The Arc Southern Maryland’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://arcsomd.org/giving-tuesday-2019/.
To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: GivingTuesday Website, GivingTuesday Facebook; GivingTuesday Twitter; GivingTuesday Instagram.
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