EPL Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Euclid Public Library Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
In 2016, the Euclid Public Library proudly celebrated 81 years of service because of its patrons’ unwavering support and commitment to literacy and learning. Because the Foundation knows you value your library and the many ways it transforms your community, we ask that you consider joining us on November 29 by giving a year-end gift to the Euclid Public Library Foundation through #GivingTuesday.
In the past, donations to the Foundation have provided funding for important library enhancements and programs, including a new van for Outreach Services, brand-new books for elementary school children, and connecting our residents with their favorite authors. This year’s Foundation goal to raise $80,000 will help future Library projects including technology upgrades like coding programs to decrease the digital divide, early learning programs such as the Sparkle Spot Early Literacy Center, and increased Outreach Services for our seniors and homebound patrons.
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the U.S. alone.
Those who are interested in joining the Euclid Public Library Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.givingtuesday.org and search “Euclid Public Library Foundation,” visit https://euclidpubliclibraryfoundation.org to donate directly, or stop by the library on Tuesday, November 29 and share why you love EPL or how the library has transformed your life!
I proudly serve the Euclid community as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Euclid Public Library.