Non-profit Sauder Village has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“Sauder Village is pleased to be part of #GivingTuesday again this year because it fits so well with our non-profit mission,” explained Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “In the Historic Village we use fun, hands-on experiences to pass on the heritage of this region. A big part of that heritage is being a community of people that looks out for the needs of one another. We hope #GivingTuesday inspires people to celebrate this value by supporting charities like Sauder Village that help make our community and world a better place.”
As a 501c3 non-profit that depends on gifts of time, talent and finances, Sauder Village has many opportunities for people to participate in #GivingTuesday. First, guests can visit www.saudervillage.org to learn more about the many ways to help support the mission of Sauder Village. From visiting, shopping or dining to becoming a member, volunteering or making a donation, there are many ways to get involved. Next, people are encouraged to share the #GivingTuesday message on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to encourage others to get involved. Finally, Sauder Village guests can make a donation online or round up a purchase/donate while visiting the Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery and Sauder Village Retail Shops on Tuesday, November 29.
Many non-profits in Northwest Ohio are participating in a local #GivingTuesdayNWO movement. As part of this local event Sauder Village has the opportunity to receive a matching gift from the Toledo Community Foundation for all funds donated on Tuesday, November 29. Donations to Sauder Village can be made online at www.saudervillage.org or by mailing a check to: Sauder Village, PO Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502.
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in joining Sauder Village’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.saudervillage.org or call 800.590.9755. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook page or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.