Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate the best parts of the human spirit. It is a day to reflect on community, to consider the bigger picture, and to give back to the organizations that provide crucial services to people in need.
This year, Giving Tuesday falls on November 29th. Charities and non-profit businesses all over the world participate in the day, and to great success so far in Giving Tuesday's short history. In just four years total donations made on Giving Tuesday have increased from $10 million in 2012 to just shy of $117 million in 2015. Donors find extra joy in joining the global generosity movement, sharing their gifts with their communities on this designated day.
The Brunner Literacy Center's goal is to raise $2,000 on Giving Tuesday 2016, and to raise $5,000 by the end of the year. Every amount helps the BLC to continue to provide educational services and materials to our students free of charge. To donate to the BLC and support adult literacy in Dayton, please click here to go to our secure donation form.
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In September 2016, the Brunner Literacy Center reached out to local government officials in Dayton, Ohio to do something special to honor the spirit of the day.
Mayor Whaley has officially proclaimed November 29, 2016 as Dayton's Day of Giving. This proclamation seeks to benefit all Dayton-based charities, drawing attention to Dayton's long history of philanthropy and large amount of organizations devoted to working for the greater good.
Mayor Whaley says, "Giving Tuesday is a chance for Daytonians to jump start the holiday giving season by offering to others the gifts of time, talent, or advocacy." A full Press Release and the Proclamation can be found below this post.
Whether you are able to give once or once a month, $50 or $500, every single contribution helps. For other ways to get involved with the BLC on Giving Tuesday, please visit our Giving Tuesday information page.
If you would like to speak to someone at the BLC, please call 937-567-9600 for more information. Alternatively, please feel free to visit the Center in person at 4825 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45416. The BLC is open between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.