Giving Tuesday Now!
On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community... To give. To help. To thank. To heal. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is joining this global effort to recognize the importance of giving back to the community.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are. Those needs include mental health services like those we offer. During this stressful period, Starting Point has continued to respond to the needs of people who are experiencing mental health and substance use disorder issues, using telehealth and hotlines to continuously provide our services.
Created in 2012 as a day to do good, GivingTuesday has grown into a year-round global generosity movement with leaders who have launched more than 200 community campaigns across the U.S. and national movements in more than 60 countries. At the grassroots level, people and organizations participate in GivingTuesday in every single country in the world.
On the last GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019, the global giving day generated $2 billion in giving, just in the United States, and inspired millions of people worldwide to volunteer, perform countless acts of kindness, and donate their voices, time, money, and goods.
#GivingTuesdayNow, planned for May 5, 2020 is being deployed in response to needs expressed by communities and leaders around the world.
● #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
● #GivingTuesdayNow is designed to drive an influx of grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. It’s a day when we can all come together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
● #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity--to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
● People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow: whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts.
● At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.
● Generosity can help alleviate the isolation and loneliness that many of us feel during this time. Our ability to give help and hope can counter feelings of powerlessness.
● Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity even without physical proximity. There is no reason that our physical separation means we can’t provide the financial, emotional and social supports that nurture our families and communities.
● Even in times of economic crisis, we each have a deep reserve of generosity, which we can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference--your time, your kindness, your skills, your voice are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations.
Please take this opportunity to give back to our community by supporting Starting Point and the mental health and substance use disorders we provide. Even as we hope for the end to the pandemic, we realize the experience will affect the mental health of our friends, family and neighbors for a long time to come.
Please make a gift and help us to help others. Thank you.
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