ABOUT GIVING TUESDAY
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) right along with 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.
At Matrix Human Services #GivingTuesday celebrates our year-long focus on giving our community the tools and resources needed to move from poverty to lives of self sufficiency, stability and hope.
We encourage you – Commit to giving back today!
DIRECTLY IMPACT THOUSANDS OF LOCAL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES!
READ JUST A FEW OF OUR RECENT SUCCESSES BELOW!
AN AUTISM DIAGNOSIS COULDN'T DEFEAT ERICK
When Marisela’s three-year-old son Erick was diagnosed with autism, she couldn’t believe it. While Marisela knew Erick had speech issues and wasn’t potty-trained like other children his age, he didn’t act like children she knew who had autism.
After understanding Erick’s autism was on the milder end of the spectrum, her disbelief quickly became determination and she focused on getting her son the support he would need to succeed. Erick’s doctor recommended Head Start. Read More…
DO TWICE THE GOOD WITH JUST ONE GIFT!
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH A KIM CARES MATCHING DONATION!
Through the incredible support of Kim Cares, up to $20,000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar between now and January 30th, 2019.
Please consider sending a meaningful gift to help us provide the supportive wrap-around care needed to move families from poverty and crisis situations into lives of stability, self-sufficiency and hope.
NEW STABILITY AND A HOME
For Abigail, two years ago marked the beginning of a new future for her family. Matrix Head Start provided an opportunity for her daughters to spend the day in a learning environment while allowing Abigail to generate income and work on life goals for her family.
Because of Matrix wrap-around services that support not just children, but the entire family, Abigail was able to work with a Family Advocate and change her family’s future. Read More…
LIVING WITHOUT A REFRIGERATOR
Samuel knew his old refrigerator wouldn’t last much longer, but with a fixed income he didn’t have finances to fix or replace it. As he shifted food from the defective refrigerator cabinet to the partially working freezer, eventually both gave out. Samuel resorted to using coolers for his perishable foods.
Seeking help, he turned to neighbors and local churches for advice. Many said the same thing, “Go to Matrix, they’ll know how to help you.” Read more…
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Interested in participating? It’s easy! Donate! Want to get creative? Here are some other ideas:
• Launch your own campaign to bring support to our organization.
Facebook is offering supporters to launch their own fundraisers for Giving Tuesday and donations will be matched both by PayPal and again by our Kim Cares Match Campaign! Create your our Facebook Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Matrix Human Services here: facebook.com/fundraisers
• Donate time, funds, items or resources on #GivingTuesday
• Match your employees’ donations on that day!
• Commit a portion of business proceeds on #GivingTuesday to give
• Create a volunteering initiative or commit to volunteer
• Offer your community the chance to add a donation to their purchase on #GivingTuesday
• Announce a major donation
• Organize a local toy drive, consignment sale or holiday goods sale to raise money and goods
• Organize a holiday bake sale with proceeds benefiting a local charity
• Get your community together to start a #GivingTuesday movement that engages your neighbors, local nonprofits and businesses