Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#GivingTuesday, a Day for Giving and Community

by Jim Struthers, Chief Development Officer

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

The holiday season is upon us. As we embrace the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating and celebrating with family and friends, it’s also a time to reflect on how fortunate we are. We must also keep in mind those who have not been as fortunate and how it is our responsibility to help those in need of a helping hand. That’s where #GivingTuesday comes in.

The third annual #GivingTuesday on December 2 is a national day dedicated to giving back. This year, the day will celebrate generosity, encouraging donors to give what they can. 


The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is in the midst of its annual holiday campaign with seven of our Fund Partners across the nation. In Chicago, WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund and the Chicago Tribune Charities are raising funds for those in need across Chicagoland. The Los Angeles Times Family Fund is making a difference in the fight against illiteracy. Denver Post Charities, Orlando Sentinel Family Fund and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund are improving the lives of adults, children and families in their communities. And on Long Island, Newsday Charities promotes the well-being of those less fortunate.

Giving to the Funds of the McCormick Foundation presents a unique way to make your charitable dollar go even further. For every donation, the Foundation will match it $0.50 on the $1.00, one of the few nonprofits to do so. All campaign and administrative expenses are paid, meaning 100% is granted to qualified local nonprofits working to help the disadvantaged in their communities.

Visit the McCormick Foundation’s website, as well as our Facebook page to learn more. Be sure to follow along the #GivingTuesday conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag “#GivingTuesday and #WeMatchHalf.

This #GivingTuesday, remember: “No gift goes further. And stays closer.” Support the Funds of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

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