What is #GivingTuesday?
We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new holiday for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.
When a teen comes to Laura’s Home with their mother, they’re in a difficult place. When they’re not at school, they hang out in their room with their mom and younger siblings, or head down to our Pathways room with the hopes of finding some entertainment.
While our Pathways room is engaging for most school-age children, the room is currently structured to meet the needs of children ages five to seventeen. The age gap is huge, and it means that if a five year old is in the room, the games and movies always have to be appropriate for a five year old.
Who is Going to Make the Difference?
Currently, teenagers have nowhere in the building to go for an outlet or to simply hang out with their peers. And for kids this age facing so much uncertainty, creating a place for them to feel normal and develop healthy disciplines has become a critical need.
That’s why we’re raising $10,000 on #GivingTuesday. We’ve cleared a space at Laura’s Home, and we’re ready to fill it with items that will allow teens to learn and thrive. We need your support to purchase basic fitness equipment, multimedia homework stations, comfy furniture, and a game station - everything your teen would want in their home!
And we’re excited to announce that Bravo Wellness, a local Cleveland company and national provider of employee well-being programs, will be helping us meet that goal. Bravo’s goal is to inspire individuals to achieve their personal best – and that includes providing teens with a room they can be themselves in. Bravo has agreed to provide a $5,000 matching gift to #TeenSuiteTuesday – which means your gift will double!
Hear Why Bravo is Giving Back from Bravo Employees
So, will you join The City Mission and Bravo Wellness in making November 27th #TeenSuiteTuesday? The donation form will open on this page at midnight on November 27th!
3 Ways to Participate Today
Save the Date
Download or create a calendar appointment, so that you don't miss out on the excitement of #GivingTuesday! The donation form on this #TeenSuiteTuesday webpage will be open on November 27th only - which means we have only one day to hit our $10,000 goal. Making a gift takes less than 5 minutes, so choose your preferred calendar below to easily download a calendar invite.
You're invited to our special #GivingTuesday Facebook event, where you'll be able to see see exclusive content on #GivingTuesday, as well as follow up showing how your gift is changing the lives of Laura's Home teens. And remember, sharing is caring - the more people who know about the event, the better chance we have at reaching our goal. Invite your friends to take part!
Become a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser
Go above and beyond by signing up to have a personalized #TeenSuiteTuesday page created for you to share on #GivingTuesday! Set your personal fundraising goal, and invite your friends and family to be a part of the process by sharing on your favorite social media channels. Check out Caroline's example to envision what your page could look like.