For Immediate Release
November 25, 2013
Goodwill of North Georgia
Joins the Giving Tuesday Movement
It Feels Good to Give Back
Atlanta – Building on Goodwill's belief that it feels good to give back, Goodwill of North Georgia is joining the Giving Tuesday movement.
Giving Tuesday takes place December 3 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – and is a collective effort to transform how people take part in the giving season. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping, the goal of Giving Tuesday is to be a national day of giving.
"Goodwill® has been changing lives through job training, employment placement and other services for more than a century," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations. "It just makes sense for us to take part in a broader effort to give to others this holiday season."
Begun by New York's 92nd Street Y last year, Giving Tuesday has brought together thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizers.
Goodwill is asking residents of North Georgia to make a special tax-deductible gift on Giving Tuesday.
"Even a small amount can make a life-changing difference," said Armstrong. "During this time of economic uncertainty and high unemployment, the demand for Goodwill's services has grown significantly. Thanks to the help of loyal supporters, we can continue to meet the diverse needs of people in our community."
Goodwill serves people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment. Last year alone, we helped 11,706 job seekers in the region obtain meaningful employment.
For more information about Giving Tuesday, go to www.givingtuesday.org