By Alice Kenny
“We have Black Friday, we have Cyber Monday, days which are really great for getting deals and great for the economy,” Henry Timms, who helped found #GivingTuesday last year, tells Msgr. Kevin Sullivan in this recent interview on JustLove, SiriusXM Radio 129. “But it felt in the spirit of our country that there is a day for giving back, and that was the idea behind #GivingTuesday.”
Thanks to texting and online donations and with gifts as small as $1 and as large as Riverdale Rotary Club’s dollar-for-dollar matching pledge, Catholic Charities raised enough funds to feed thousands of hungry New Yorkers.
Energy generated through our rolling Facebook posts was electrifying.
• Damian supports #GivingTuesday because “Food is fundamental.”
• Karen supports #Giving Tuesday because “Providing food to our neighbors is essential to keeping our communities strong.”
• Andre supports #GivingTuesday because “No one should go to bed hungry.”
• Pier supports #GivingTuesday because “Having food is a basic human right.”
• Staci supports #GivingTuesday because “People are still suffering from Hurricane Sandy.”
• Angela supports #GivingTuesday because “1 out of 4 children in NYC live in homes without enough to eat.”
Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors campaign wants to provide one million meals to hungry New Yorkers this holiday season. Thanks to #GivingTuesday we are on our way.
Although #GivingTuesday ended severe need remains.
• The time is now to feed the hungry children, the elderly, the disabled and the down and out.
• Join Feeding Our Neighbors or text CCHOPE to 85944 to make your donation. Be sure to include Feeding Our Neighbors in the comments field.