NATH-Frederick Place Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need due to lost fundraising opportunities by joining #GivingTuesdayNow a Global Day of Giving and Unity
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NATH-Federick Place is responding to meet the needs of those in the community experiencing homelessness by continuing to keep our doors open in this desperate time of need to continue to support our community members and keep them safe. We are taking a number of additional steps to ensure everyone’s safety, including sanitization, only accepting residents from out five county service areas and social distancing rules, among many others.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
NATH-Frederick Place has already had to cancel a Budding Artist and Brewer Bus fundraising event and will need to postpone the Bill Miller Memorial Golf Scramble. A few other upcoming fundraising events are in question such as brat sales in all five counties we serve, summer raffle, E-Cycle event and Ride for the Homeless. These fundraising events have brought approximately $30,000 to NATH – Frederick Place in past years.
We all are finding ourselves in extraordinary circumstances, coming together to ensure the health and safety of our families, neighbors, and communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We have been here with open arms to so many individuals over the years, we are now asking for this in return as we endure this world-wide emergency.
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”
Those interested in joining NATH-Frederick Place’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit our Facebook Page by searching Frederick Place in Rhinelander. We have also partnered with Firespring to become involved in a Match Program. Donations made through our Firespring website on #GivingTuesdayNow through May 26th will be eligible to be included in this match program. Our Match Page can be found at https://now.firespring.com/nonprofits/northwoods-alliance-for-temporary-housing-inc?fbclid=IwAR1CJf-PMTP_O5EMNGsFuVEOaM9rZ0eRmSE5LM4xA3XtxEIqzL4AOqS6-jA
For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter.
About NATH-Frederick Place
NATH-Frederick Place exists to provide safe housing and basic needs to families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness, within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, dignity, and hope; while nurturing and promoting self-sufficiency and independent living. The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing will actively promote public awareness of homelessness by partnering with north woods resource agencies and educating the community.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.
#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.