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Giving Tuesday! Make Your Gifts Count

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, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There are many ways to give gifts that really count this holiday season.

Thanks to quite a few of our Chamber member nonprofits, we heard straight from them about how much #GivingTuesday and donating to local nonprofits really matters in our community! Click here to see the full list of Chamber nonprofits, and be sure to spread the word to friends and family. 

“Why Does Giving to Our Local Nonprofits Matter?”

“Your donation goes a long way in helping us make a difference in the lives of so many invisible, unacknowledged and struggling youth!” 
– Donna Fortier, Mobile Hope

“A $25 donation enables us to send one large box of high end bath and body #spaswag products to lady warriors serving overseas – a little bit of luxury goes a long way!”
– Lacey Chong, Spa Swag for Warriors

“Your donation provides leadership and prevention programs that impact our youth and empower them to make a difference both in the community and in their lives. Loudoun Youth, Inc.”
– Steve Wolfson, Loudoun Youth, Inc.

“Your donations help the Loudoun Cares Helpline connect vulnerable residents with essential resources and solutions.”
– Julie Steele, Loudoun Cares

“Please support the homeless this holiday season by bringing us your lightly used clothing or $25 will feed a family of four at one of our transitional homes.”
– Mike Finley, Good Shepherd Alliance

“Giving to the Loudoun Free Clinic helps a neighbor in need receive much needed medical care. During this season of giving, give the gift of healing to a fellow Loudoun resident for $75. This $75 gift includes a patient medical visit, includes laboratory testing and medications.” 
– Rahman Parker, Loudoun Free Clinic

No one can thrive on an empty stomach – just one dollar provides four meals to help our Loudoun neighbors with food!”
– Jennifer Montgomery, Loudoun Hunger Relief

“Beamer, and Tell Me Town books, help children and their families easily understand complex health and safety issues.”
– Cindy Chambers, Tell Me Town Foundation

“Support Leadership Loudoun in their development of current and emerging leaders working together to make a better community.”
– Lorna Campbell Clarke, Leadership Loudoun

“Supporting our mission will empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of personal, social and economic success.”
– Greg Roberts, ECHO Works

“Make a resolution to help one elderly or disabled adult in the county in 2017 – donate your time, your financial support, your caring.”
– Susan Mandel Giblin, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

“The devastating impact of breast cancer extends to a patient’s finances.  A gift card for groceries, gasoline or department stores helps local patients with daily expenses.” 
– Ashley, The Step Sisters

“One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. Donating to Women Giving Back counts towards the women and children in our local shelter systems; putting the clothing on their backs that empower them to keep on pushing forward.”
– Terri Stagi, Women Giving Back

“Shopping local at The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store and donating your gently used items helps support our programs serving victims of domestic and sexual violence.”
– Nicole Acosta, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)

“Making a tax-deductible donation on INMED’s Giving Grid can help us reach more children living in poverty in Loudoun. Donation squares are as low as $10, but will make a big impact on our kids. You can also leave an encouraging message and photo.”
– Nancy Baker, INMED Partnerships for Children

“Living in Loudoun and giving in Loudoun is a tangible way to say you care about your neighbors.”
– Amy Owen, The Community Foundation for Loudoun & Norther Fauquier Counties

Make your Giving Tuesday a Giving FoodDay, and help your neighbors in need put a meal on their table this holiday season.”
– Millie A. Winstead, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors is what we are all about at AVFRD. Help those who are in need, it’s the right thing to do.
– Danielle Keith, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Donating just $25 pays for books for a class for one week.”
– Patty White, All Ages Read Together

“Know a Veteran seeking resources? Connect them to Serving Together – ServingTogetherProject.org or 1.855.738.7176!”
– Christy Kenady, EveryMind

 “Join us to kick off the holiday season right on December 2nd @ 7pm @ A Place To Be or December 9th @ 7:30 @ Salamander Spa for a free, moving and inspirational recital!”
– Angelle Cook, A Place to Be

  Click here to see the full list of Chamber nonprofits, and be sure to spread the word to friends and family. 

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