Take a Break From Holiday Shopping and Participate in #GivingTuesday
WitihinReach has joined #GivingTuesday, the 2nd annual national day of giving that builds the collective power of a unique blend of partners- charities, families, businesses and individuals- to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, December 3rd, known as #GivingTuesday, is a day for families and individuals to be generous in ways that matter to them, be that volunteering at a local charity or donating to a favorite cause. A counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday reminds us that the holiday season should be about community and giving back, not just consumerism.
At WithinReach, we talk to families every day that need help accessing health care, food, vaccines, and other resources to promote their health. There are nearly 1 million people in Washington who do not have health insurance and one in four kids in our state are in danger of going hungry. We work hard every day to remove the barriers and make the connections all Washington families need to be healthy. We hope you will participate in #GivingTuesday, and join this collective movement to get involved in creating the vibrant communities we all want.
Here are some ways you can join WithinReach in #GivingTuesday, and help us create a better and healthier future for Washington families:
- Join our network of volunteers. Volunteers are essential in fulfilling and expanding WithinReach’s mission to make the connections that Washington families need to be healthy, and we have many different ways you can volunteer to make a difference.
- Support us by starting your shopping at Amazon Smile. When you are shopping this holiday season, consider using AmazonSmile, a new way to shop and support your favorite nonprofit organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of AmazonSmile purchases to WithinReach.
- Donate to change lives and create healthy communities across Washington State. A gift of any size helps, whether it’s making sure a child has food to eat during the summer when school meals aren’t available, helping a family enroll in health insurance coverage, training doctors and nurses on how to talk about immunizations with patients so more kids get vaccinated against preventable diseases, or screening young kids for developmental delays so they can stay on track for kindergarten.