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#GivingTuesday is Back and Kicking Off Nov 1st!

Posted by on October 19, 2017 - 1 Comment

Your Support On #GivingTuesday Will Help The Disability Awareness Players

You have a special opportunity to make a difference this giving season!

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 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 everday people join together in the spirit of giving back extraordinary things can happen.

This year, our parent company, Search, Inc., is participating in an exciting statewide initiative called @ILGive (pronounced ‘I’ll Give’).

#ILGive is a 24-hour digital fundraising event on #GivingTuesday that connects individuals with the causes that matter to them, and empowers donors to give to the local nonprofits that tackle our communities’ most critical issues.

#ILGive is an initiative of Forefront, Illinois’ statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and sector allies. Last year, #ILGive raised $11.3 million on #GivingTuesday for Illinois social good organizations.


This giving season, we are participating in a special campaign that will give you the chance to match your gift on November 28th – #GivingTuesday!

Will you help us meet our goal of raising $20,000?

To DONATE on #GivingTuesday, click here*:

In the past four years, your support on #GivingTuesday has been instrumental in empowering people with disabilities.

Tricia Luzadder, Ventures Program Manager, says, “We depend on generous supporters like you, who give on #GivingTuesday to support programs like our signature Disability Awareness Trainings. This private revenue is extremely important for us to sustain and grow our programs.”

#GivingTuesday is a special movement because it celebrates giving back.

The JJ’s List Disability Awareness Players contribute to their community in many ways. The Players, a dynamic and interactive troupe, help businesses, schools, and other organizations integrate disability aware practices into their daily lives. The Players provided workshops at a record 42 businesses, schools, and cultural institutions last year, including:

In Fiscal Year 2017, over 2,000 people received training to build their comfort and confidence interacting and communicating with people who have disabilities.

The social impact of the Disability Awareness Players shines a light on the many contributions that people of all abilities make to their communities. The Players demonstrate that people can make a difference in their local community and beyond.

My favorite part of being in the Disability Awareness Players is really making businesses understand that interacting with people with disabilities is easy and fun!” – Sarah Armour, Disability Awareness Players and Business Assistant

Will you help us spread the message of disability awareness on#GivingTuesday?

Click here to find out more about our #GivingTuesday initiative:

Thank you for your support!

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1 Comment

Matthew Lachapelle says:
Nov 07, 2017

Give back is a good thing

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