On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, please consider taking part in a unique opportunity to support Search, Inc. and JJsList.com on #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. Our #GivingTuesday partner, The Coleman Foundation, has generously pledged to match dollar for dollar all new and increased donations up to $20,000. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in 24 hours.
Only online donations made on Tuesday, December 1 will be counted towards the match!
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, December 1, 2015 has been designated as a day for charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world to come together to celebrate generosity and to give. You don’t need to be a millionaire or world leader to give back.
#GivingTuesday was created with the belief that when everyday people join together in the spirit of giving back extraordinary things can happen.
Since becoming a social enterprise of Search in 2013, JJsList.com has been able to grow its essential training, education and advocacy services to help connect businesses and people with disabilities. Together, we have accomplished some exciting things in the past two years:
- 1,000+ people now participate in Disability Awareness Trainings annually, more than four times the average number trained from 2009-2012.
- The JJsList.com “Hop on the Bus to Independence” team has presented 46 workshops to more than 1,500 students and teachers to promote use of fixed route Pace buses for safe and independent travel.
- JJsList.com and Search created a biannual “Reviews for Change” contest that has already generated more than 100 reviews on the JJsList.com Disability Aware Business Directory.
- JJsList.com and Search collaboratively launched No Boundaries, a community-based supported education program. Since the program began, 77% of participants who want to work found competitive employment and 90% of participants who were interested in experiential workplace learning held internships in retail, technology, and office assistance.
Your gift on #GivingTuesday will help JJsList.com and Search support the integration of people with disabilities into every aspect of the community and workplace. Being able to live a full, active life in the community like everybody else, regardless of any disability is an extraordinary thing. It’s what our missions are all about. Your support makes it all possible. We can’t do what we do without you.