Valley United Way joins Giving Tuesday
Valley United Way has joined Giving Tuesday, 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 Nov. 29, GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday 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.
Each year, the dollars Valley United Way raises are invested into local programs, services and our Volunteer Center. In the last year alone, donations to Valley United way allowed them and funded partners to help 107,964 Valley residents by providing basic needs, assisting people in crisis situations and preparing youth to be successful in life.
Community Campaign Chair Jimmy Tickey said, “The Valley United Way and our partner agencies do unparalleled work in the community, but it all begins with our Community Campaign. Without the funds raised into our Community Campaign; we cannot allocate funding locally. And without that, the Valley United Way cannot help to strengthen families, help people in need and prepare youth to succeed.”
Tickey continued, “The old adage is true – with the United Way, you give once but help many. Please join us in Giving Tuesday this year, and help us fight for a stronger community now and in our future.”