Celebrate the difference you’re making for #GivingTuesday  

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Celebrating why you give

Global participation has made GivingTuesday the biggest day of the year for charitable giving. Fortunately, our local United Way has supporters that give their money, time, and commitment to our cause year-round. Therefore, we feel GivingTuesday is a great opportunity for us to recognize you and ask you to share why you give.  Will you join us?

Show your local love

Participate in our #GivingTuesday campaign to share why you give to United Way!

  1. Write on a sign why you give to United Way
  2. Take a selfie with you and your sign!
  3. Post your selfie on social media between November 26 and December 3, 2019.

Share why you give and tag @myunitedway and use hashtag #GivingTuesday

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Choose your sign of support:

I give to United Way because they are creating pathways out of poverty.
I give to United Way because ____________________. (add your personal message)

Use our sample posts or write your own:

It feels good to give back to community! This is why I give to @myunitedway! #GivingTuesday

On #GivingTuesday, I’m proud to tell you why I give to @myunitedway

Lives are changing for the better because we are giving our support to @myunitedway! #GivingTuesday

.@myunitedway is making a difference in the lives of people by creating pathways out of poverty. #GivingTuesday

1 in 5 Alberta youth are not completing high school in three years. @myunitedway supports students in school so they can work towards their full potential. #GivingTuesday

.@myunitedway lifts people out of some of life’s most stressful situations, whether they are living on the streets or working in a full-time, low-paying job that doesn’t provide enough for their family to live on. #GivingTuesday

.@myunitedway provides a safety net for families when the unexpected in life happens – a family crisis, job loss, mental illness, domestic abuse – the list is endless. #GivingTuesday

.@myunitedway helps break the cycle for children who are going to school hungry, don’t have support to work through their problems and aren’t getting the opportunities other kids have, to reach their potential. #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday originated in the United States as a day of charitable giving after two days of spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Over the past seven years, this day has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The difference you’re making

More than 135,000 people in the Alberta Capital Region struggle daily with issues of poverty. Whether your investment is helping to lift people out, providing a safety net, or breaking the cycle of poverty, you are a making a positive difference in the lives of our local community.

Last year alone, thanks to the generous support of United Way donors across hundreds of workplaces and the community, over 276,000 people got the support needed to help change their lives.

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