With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, along came the birth of #GivingTuesday this year. The idea is to give back in a charitable effort the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the purpose is to bring back the meaning of giving thanks and to encourage others to donate their time, materials, money or effort to their help a charity. The founders have reached an unexpected, but welcome milestone. With the original goal of 100 organization participants, the rapidly growing list of partners leading the nation to “Get Out the Give” is now over 2,000 strong and spans all 50 states. The extensive use of social media has been vital to the success of #GivingTuesday. With partners such as, The Huffington Post, Mashable, Microsoft, the United Nations Foundation and the United Way, the #GivingTuesday movement has garnered unfathomable support.
DRTC is encouraging others to participate in #GivingTuesday by providing the option to purchase a quality gift through our online store while also giving back to a non-profit organization, providing training and employment to people with disabilities. The products are specially packaged or produced by an individual with a disability, including a special note.
Through our programs, we train or employ over 1200 individuals with disabilities. People with disabilities continue to experience higher levels of unemployment than those without disabilities. By participating in #GivingTuesday, we will be able to raise awareness for our mission and provide holiday gift options that benefit a great cause.
Give Local. Give Well. Give Back. #GivingTuesday.