ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 23, 2015) – PARC has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“PARC is excited to take part in this special day, and we have created a marketing campaign to have people share why they support PARC,” said Karen Higgins, PARC’s president and CEO. “Our goal this year is to raise $5,000 to support our mission of providing opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.”
Donations will be accepted on PARC’s website at www.parc-fl.org, and the public is invited to visit PARC on Dec. 1 for a tour of the campus to see firsthand how their contributions benefit and forward PARC’s mission. Photos will be posted throughout the day on PARC’s social media sites of reasons why people donate to PARC.
Since 2012, online giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has increased more than four-fold, based on findings by Blackbaud and the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation.
Those who are interested in joining PARC’s #GivingTuesday initiative can call 727-341-6961 or visit www.parc-fl.org. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org).
PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. Established in 1953, PARC currently serves more than 800 individuals in the greater Tampa Bay area. To learn more about PARC, call 727-345-9111 or visit www.parc-fl.org.