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Together We Gave on Giving Tuesday

In 2019, we joined the global generosity movement on Giving Tuesday and donated a total of $1,500 on behalf of our members. In 2020, we donated a total of $2,000 on behalf of 8 of our members, each in the amount of $250.

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that’s unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

How big is GivingTuesday?

  • With activity happening on every country on earth, GivingTuesday is the biggest generosity movement of all time.
  • There are over 200 local GivingTuesday movements happening in the United States and 60 country campaigns.
  • In just seven years, the GivingTuesday movement has raised more than $1 billion online in the U.S. alone.

Where we donated in 2020:

On behalf of our members, PARDA donated a total of $2,000.00 to the following organizations for GivingTuesday 2020:

  • Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
  • Low Country Food Bank
  • Conquering CHD Michigan
  • Play-Place Autism - Special Needs Center
  • Winning at Home
  • Wings of Hope Hospice
  • Marines Toys for Tots
  • World Central Kitchen

Members that submitted the selected entries shared why these organizations are important to them:

Damarys G. | Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs – Dover, NJ
"This organization helps Hispanics and low-income families with many services. It helped my mother when I was a child with basic needs and helped us as a family to get on our feet."

Regina B. | Low Country Food Bank – Charleston, SC
"It feeds our families and and since the virus, so many families need our help."

Celia Y. | Conquering CHD Michigan – Madison, WI
"In honor of my grandson Adler Grey. He has shown me how to be brave and shows great strength, as young as he is. He is definitely my little Heart Warrior!"

Michelle D. | Play-Place Autism - Special Needs Center – Sterling Heights, MI
"We feel very welcomed with no judgements. The center is for all ages - all diagnoses - all cognitive levels. Making friends for a lifetime and become part of your family."

Melissa G. | Winning at Home – Zeeland, MI
"This non-profit organization has been a blessing to our family through the Christian counseling our daughter received and continues to receive when needed. We tried other counseling organizations with poor results. With Winning at Home our daughter felt an immediate connection with her counselor and that special counselor/patient relationship continues today. Really appreciate that their counseling is Christian based, they have truly been a blessing to our family!!"

Robert L. | Wings of Hope Hospice – Allegen, MI
"They are the most wonderful and caring people to help your love one in the last days of their life. They accept only charity and the family will never receive a Bill. They are Angel's in the families time of need & help your love one to pass on, with comfort and dignity."

Larry M. | Marines Toys for Tots – Triangle, VA
"I'm a Marine. My heart goes out to the children. I want every child to have a toy to open on Christmas."

Cerenity J. | World Central Kitchen – Washington, DC
"They have provided food and water during the entire COVID-19 pandemic to those who are in need."