On Dec. 3, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is encouraging the public to join the Giving Tuesday movement and pledge to do their part in the fight against hunger through participating in the Holiday Match campaign, signing up for a volunteer shift or sharing their voice on social media to join in the fight against hunger.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec. 3 and throughout the year.
“Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to get involved and help your community,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Whether you are giving your time, money or spreading the word about our mission, you can make a difference. Every way you give helps people facing hunger in our community.”
Through the end of the year, every gift to the Regional Food Bank’s Holiday Match campaign is matched, up to $600,000, thanks to APMEX.com, Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. A donation to the Regional Food Bank on Giving Tuesday helps to provide twice the food and hope to those living with food insecurity in central and western Oklahoma. Donations can be made by visiting rfbo.org/give or by visiting the Regional Food Bank’s Facebook page and joining the Holiday Match fundraiser.
Donate your time this Giving Tuesday by signing up for a volunteer shift. The work of volunteers helped save the Regional Food Bank more than $4.2 million in the past year. The Regional Food Bank offers volunteer shifts six days a week, including several evening shifts. Visit rfbo.org/volunteer to find a volunteer shift.
Become a social ambassador for the Regional Food Bank by connecting with the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share posts with your friends and help raise awareness to the work of the Regional Food Bank.
Anyone interested in joining the Regional Food Bank’s Giving Tuesday initiative can visit rfbo.org/giving-tuesday. For more details about the Giving Tuesday movement, visit givingtuesday.org For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
People demonstrate generosity in many ways on Giving Tuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. Giving Tuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 14.2 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved.
“Giving Tuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, Giving Tuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, Giving Tuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”