Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday; these days are all well known for providing consumers with great deals on gifts and other material objects just before the holiday season. Here at Habitat Philadelphia, we’re more excited about Giving Tuesday! Tomorrow, on December 1st, we encourage you to think about the reason for the season and give back to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. Your contribution supports our mission to bring safe, affordable homes to Philadelphia residents.
All around the world, people are posting Unselfies, or pictures of themselves pledging to give on Giving Tuesday; check out some of our friends who took their own Unselfies to support Habitat Philadelphia!
Giving Tuesday began four years ago as a simple plea on social media for the readers of mashable.com to think of giving instead of receiving as the holiday season approached. The hashtag #GivingTuesday went viral on Twitter and other social media platforms, and a movement was born. Over the past three Giving Tuesdays, millions of dollars have been raised for charities and non-profit organizations around the world, allowing these organizations to fulfill their missions and make a difference in millions of lives. This year, we created a series of videos to show what it means to #ShineOnHabitat for Giving Tuesday; see below for the most recent video and check our Facebook page on December 1 for the grand finale!
By donating to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia tomorrow, you will be positively affecting the lives of our partner families, as well as the communities in which we build homes. In North Philadelphia, we are hard at work building Hope Village, a group of four homes that will house the Wilson family, the Banks Family, the Obafemi family, and the Allen family (pictured below). Tomorrow, all donations to Habitat Philadelphia will be automatically matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your contribution up to $30,000! So tomorrow, remember the reason for the holiday season, and #ShineOnHabitat!