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#GivingTuesday: How YOU can get involved!

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This December 2, will mark the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday – a day of giving back to kick off the holiday season. Plymouth 400, Inc. has partnered with #GivingTuesday to help spread the word about this positive campaign and promote giving back to our community this December. Join us as we kick off this early legacy of Plymouth 400; encouraging philanthropic giving as part of our mission to highlight America’s story of challenge, perseverance, and thanksgiving that began with the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims and the relationship with the Wampanoag people. 
What’s so special about #GivingTuesday?
In a very short time, #GivingTuesday has revolutionized year-end giving and transformed it into a mainstream movement for social good by reminding us that the holiday season isn’t just about buying presents on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. Instead, it’s about giving back to the community, whether it be through community service or charitable contributions. In its second year, online giving on #GivingTuesday increased by 90%, with over $19.2 million in donations processed by Blackbaud to more than 3,800 organizations.
How can I get involved?
Plymouth 400 will be working with non-profits in the Plymouth area to promote charitable giving and community service on #GivingTuesday. To join the movement, simply help us spread the word on social media and do your part on December 2! Here are some suggestions on ways to join in the fun:
Plan a community service project with your friends on December 2
Join the #Unselfie movement and pose for a “selfless” photo to share your good deed of the day
Participate in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #GivingTuesday, #PlymouthGives, and #GivingTuesdayPLY. Last year, over 2 BILLION people saw tweets about this campaign.
Highlight your favorite non-profit organization on Facebook and tell your friends why you support them- maybe they’ll do the same!

Take a look at some of the local organizations who are working with us to spread the word on how #PlymouthGives:
The Arc of Greater Plymouth: The Arc is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to providing creative, flexible and diversified supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families. 
Catholic Charities South: Catholic Charities South, a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, is a vital community resource offering a continuum of care including basic needs assistance through food pantries, family support services, youth mentoring, adult education including English, GED, and nursing assistant training classes, and elder outreach.
Health Imperatives: Health Imperatives is a non-profit community based agency that provides vital public health and human services to more than 30,000 families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, and Islands each year.
Mayflower RSVP: Mayflower RSVP, the Plymouth County chapter of the National Senior Corps, works with our service partners by utilizing the financial, infrastructure and human resources of Mayflower RSVP.  We recruit and interview volunteers age 55 and older, and align their abilities and interests to meet the needs of the community as provided by the service partners.
Old Colony YMCA: The Y is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Salvation Army of Plymouth: The Salvation Army is committed to serving the whole person, body, mind and spirit, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives.
South Shore Community Action Council: South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC), a private not-for-profit organization, has provided a range of critical services to low-income individuals and families on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and has toiled to combat the root causes of poverty in those communities.
United Way of Greater Plymouth County: The UWGPC works to assure by means of Citizen Leadership and action that the people of the greater Plymouth County area are provided with an efficient and effective network of human care services which is capable of meeting documented community needs.
If you’re a non-profit in the Plymouth area, reach out to us via social media to get involved in this campaign!

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