Posted on November 27, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Innovia Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday; Joins Worldwide Movement
Transform Your Community. Give Today.
SPOKANE, WA, 11/16/2018 —Innovia Foundation will join thousands worldwide by celebrating giving in the Giving Tuesday movement on November 27, 2018. The Foundation is partnering with nonprofit organizations throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho by providing resources to help accelerate the growth and momentum of #GivingTuesday in our part of the world.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that focuses on the collective power that individuals, communities and organizations use to celebrate generosity and philanthropy worldwide. During the Thanksgiving season it is easy to get swept up in the fervor of shopping events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, will kick off the giving season and inspire people to collaborate and give back.
“We are passionate about serving the region and enhancing the mission and impact of our nonprofit partners. That’s why we’ve partnered with Empire Health Foundation and United Ways throughout the region to launch a campaign that accelerates the growth and momentum of #GivingTuesday in our part of the world,” said Aaron McMurray, chief strategy officer of Innovia Foundation.
Innovia Foundation has spent nearly 45 years working to connect donor generosity with the most pressing causes across the region and beyond. Participating in #GivingTuesday allows Innovia Foundation to not only raise awareness of this global giving campaign, but to also take the opportunity to give back to the community. Innovia Foundation encourages those who wish to participate in #GivingTuesday to choose a nonprofit or charity within the region and discover how to give back.
“This is a movement that is much bigger than our local community and it is exciting to be part of a global effort in giving back.” said McMurray. “In the coming weeks you will see our region-wide marketing campaign, including social media, digital, print media and news outlets coming together to spread the word and enhance generosity leading up to and on November 27.”
#GivingTuesday began in 2012 and was founded by the 92nd Street Y- a community and cultural center in New York City- and inspired millions of people to give back and support the charities and causes they believe in. Last year, over $300 million was raised online to support thousands of nonprofit organizations. In addition to giving, #GivingTuesday encourages people to volunteer their time, donate food and clothing and provide acts of kindness.
For those who are interested in joining Innovia Foundation in the #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.innovia.org/givingtuesday. For individuals who do not want to donate money, #GivingTuesday is also an opportunity to give back through random acts of kindness or volunteer time to organizations in the community.
Innovia Foundation (formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) connects donor generosity to the region’s most pressing causes and collaborates with community partners to drive transformation across 20 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Since 1974, the foundation’s endowment has grown to $129 million. Through the generosity of donors and the passionate support of our nonprofit and community partners, Innovia Foundation has awarded more than $75 million dollars to organizations that improve lives.