Junior League of Raleigh Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With A Purpose

Junior League of Raleigh Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Spending With A Purpose

Pledges to raise $5,000 to support its mission and provide training to empower women to lead change in our community.

The Junior League of Raleigh has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”

ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF RALEIGH

The Junior League of Raleigh is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 11th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,700 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 250,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. The League’s new Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough St., offers training space and programming for League members and community agencies. Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. For more information, visit http://www.jlraleigh.org