#GivingTuesday, Sharing Happy Birthdays, and Side by Side Kids

You've seen the hashtag #GivingTuesday - but what's it all about?

According to the innovators, "#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration... Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

Additionally, this day unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another." (Did you know empowerment is one of our core values?)

Today, we celebrate this global day of giving, by giving back as an organization to another local nonprofit, Sharing Happy Birthdays - who provides birthday parties for homeless and foster children. We believe it's important to give with you today.

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

How are you spending your #GivingTuesday? If you haven't decided yet, we invite you to empower Side by Side Kids students and donate now! Just $2.50/day keeps 1 student in our free afterschool program for 1 month - that's only $75/month!

Join us this #GivingTuesday and share how you're celebrating by using the hashtag #SidebySideKids!