5 Giving Tuesday Campaigns

O’Neill and Associates is proud to partner with many local and national nonprofits and, in honor of this year’s #GivingTuesday, which takes place on November 29th, we are highlighting some of these organizations’ campaigns. #GivingTuesday follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, in an effort to remind consumers what the holidays are really about: lending a helping hand and giving back to our neighbors in need. Follow this guide to learn more about Massachusetts organizations participating in #GivingTuesday and how you can contribute to their campaigns.

1. Community Action, Inc.

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) strives to serve their local communities, whether through affordable childcare for working moms and dads, adult education classes, or making sure the families they serve have basics such as food and clothing for homeless families.

This Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016 marks the kickoff of CAI’s 2016 Stronger Families for a Stronger Community Annual Appeal Campaign. Your support allows CAI to continue to make our community stronger. Please consider a contribution to CAI this Giving Tuesday that will be used to support programming in 2017.

2. Community Teamwork

As a Community Action agency, a Regional Housing Agency, and a Community Development Corporation, Community Teamwork helps nearly 50,000 individuals from 63 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts gain greater economic independence. They are a catalyst for social change and seek to strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities.

You can support Community Teamwork on Giving Tuesday by donating online, submitting checks directly, texting or in-kind donations.

Checks:
Community Teamwork
155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Online:
www.commteam.org

Text:
Number: 41444
Subject: COMMTEAM

In-Kind Donations:
Toys
Clothes for Interviews
Pajamas
Coats
+ More

3. Cristo Rey Boston High School

Cristo Rey Boston High School (CRB) is part of the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), a network of 32 high schools across the nation. CRB and the other CRN schools provide a private, Catholic, college-prep education by offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community. CRB is located in Dorchester, MA with over 300 students from all over Greater Boston.

This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign message is, “Don’t stand still, make a difference by donating to CRB,” which they are highlighting through a Mannequin Challenge executed by current students. Watch the CRB Mannequin Challenge here. CRB receives 40% of its operational funding from donations, visit http://www.cristoreyboston.org/apps/pages/donate to donate on #GivingTuesday. Invest in Education That Works.

4. Father Bill’s & MainSpring

For almost three decades, Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) has been a leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive services in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. FBMS seeks to not just manage but to end homelessness by helping people struggling with homelessness or at-risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency.

FBMS has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Giving Tuesday this year. People interested in contributing to FBMS can do so here or by setting up their own crowdfunding page for their friends and family to donate. Here is a helpful breakdown of how contributions help FBMS towards their mission:

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5. Friends of the Homeless, Inc.

Established over 25 years ago, Friends of the Homeless, Inc. (FOH) is the largest emergency shelter for adult individuals in Western Massachusetts. FOH provides services aimed at ending homelessness including a resources center and 110 low-income housing units.

FOH will be participating in #GivingTuesday by running a #FriendsMatter campaign. People who support Friends of the Homeless on #GivingTuesday are encouraged to post a picture with a friend that matters to help build awareness and spread the word.

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