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It’s Thanksgiving week, which means Americans are counting their blessings and the do-gooders are planning their do-gooding for the season.
Philly – where are volunteers or support needed to ensure our entire city has a great Thanksgiving on Thursday?
Does a current list exist? Let’s pull one together to share.@daniellecohn @christinejereb @PhillyMayor maybe you know better on where to start?
— Kristin Anne Dudley (@kadud) November 20, 2017
It also means the sixth annual #GivingTuesday is just around the corner. Next Tuesday, Nov. 28, nonprofits around the world will harness the power of social media to jumpstart their year-end giving campaigns. Think of it as the philanthropic answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the day on which people encouraged to donate instead of buy.
We already see a bunch of local mission organizations promoting their days of giving:
- Chester County’s Home of the Sparrow, for one, is bringing back its successful #WinterWhiteout, which collects paper products for women and children experiencing homelessness.
- Refugee aid enterprise NeedsList is “running a massive winterization campaign to get supplies to refugees stuck on Lesvos” as part of a coordinated effort between a handful of organizations working on the Grecian island, wrote cofounder Amanda Levinson.
- And legal aid nonprofit Support Center for Child Advocates is hosting a holiday toy drive kickoff at One Logan Square — plus, trying to raise $10,000.
Next Monday, we’ll publish a longer list of all the local orgs we know of participating in #GivingTuesday. Want to be included? Let us know the way founder Henry Timms intended:
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