Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The giving day harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday is November 27th, kicking off the giving season and encouraging people to collaborate and give back to their communities.

History of #GivingTuesday

The #GivingTuesday movement was started in 2012 in New York City by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y to connect diverse groups of people, communities and organizations to celebrate and encourage giving. Following the launch, a team of social media influencers and founding partners such as Mashable, Skype, Microsoft, Sony, Heifer International, Phoenix House and Starwood Hotels joined forces sharing their expertise and commitment to the cause. For the 2018 campaign, Facebook has partnered with PayPal to match up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to eligible US based nonprofits.

#GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. In 2017 alone, the program was shared in over 150 countries, raised over $300 million dollars with $2.5 million in online gifts and had over 21.7 billion social impressions.

Ways You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

Large and small organizations are participating in #GivingTuesday activities. But, it isn’t just helping out on the larger scale. Individuals can help in many ways as well. There is no limit to how much good people can do on this giving day and beyond. Below are a few ways you can help on the personal level:
  • Donate time by volunteering at an organization in your community
  • Give back to the community by donating to a charity or organization that has impacted your life
  • Ask your management team if you can give a part of your paycheck to charity
  • Share your skills by working pro bono to help nonprofits with their campaigns
  • Post about your experience on social media by using the #GivingTuesday hashtag

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AmTrust’s Community Outreach

All types and sizes of organizations are encouraged to participate in #GivingTuesday-from schools to nonprofits to small businesses to corporations and more. Plus, the attitude behind #GivingTuesday can last all year. AmTrust Financial celebrates our employee’s involvement in a variety of community service events throughout the year.

When it comes to our communities, AmTrust Financial agents and employees voluntarily contribute their time and effort to company-sponsored events that benefit charitable organizations such as The American Heart Association, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—just to name a few. In the past year, the AmTrust Financial’s Cleveland office has raised over $10,000 for local organizations such as Children Hunger Alliance, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, Cleveland Food Bank and more. We are excited to continue our efforts to fulfill our mission to protect and inspire our customers, communities and families through ongoing engagement efforts.
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