Support the WMC on Giving Tuesday
The War Memorial Center is pleased to announce that it has has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
“Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for people to give the gift of honoring our veterans for their their service and sacrifices to protect our freedoms,” said WMC Executive Director David Drent. “It’s easy to buy someone a gift for the holidays, but making a donation to the WMC on Giving Tuesday is much different, because it allows us to support our veterans well beyond the holiday season.”
Ways to Participate
Our goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $20,000. All you have to do is visit the WMC homepage on Nov. 29th and click on the Giving Tuesday button to make a donation.
We’re also asking that you spread the word via Facebook and Twitter by using the image and language below in your posts.
The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center asks you to remember vets like George Banda on #GivingTuesday. Our service men and women are just like you, and relied upon music to help them cope with war and to stay connected to home. Honor our vets and keep music alive by making a $20 donation today! > http://bit.ly/gtueswmc #VETSDAYEVERYDAY
Honor Vets and keep music alive w/$20 donation to the WMC! > http://bit.ly/gtueswmc #VETSDAYEVERYDAY #GIVINGTUESDAY
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About Giving Tuesday
Occurring this year on November 29, Giving Tuesday 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.
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, Giving Tuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of Giving Tuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of Giving Tuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”