We owe a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your support this past #GivingTuesday!
For those who are wondering, Giving Tuesday is the non-profit world's answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (this year December 2nd) - charities, families, business, community centers, and students across the world came together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give!
According to the United Nations Foundation (one of the co-founders of the Giving Tuesday movement) more than 26,000 partners participated this year with civic initiatives, fundraising campaigns and volunteer work.
Starfish has participated for the past 3 years, since the start of this initiative. This year we participated by hosting happy hours and dinner events across the U.S.! 16 Starfish volunteers & supporters in MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD and NE combined to host a total of 10 events. Friend of Starfish organized happy hours, dinner events and more while promoting Starfish to their friends, co-workers, neighborhoods and community in hopes of spreading awareness and raising funds for Starfish - and they sure were successful!
We are excited to announce that so far a total of $4,072.15 has been raised from these events and other supporters on Giving Tuesday. In the coming weeks we will have a final tally to share with you.
If you still want to join in on the fun, you have one last chance - tomorrow - Friday, December 12 from 7-10pm at the Gin Mill on 81st & Amsterdam in Manhattan!