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How will you give on #GivingTuesday?

by Sarah Beaulieu   •  

It’s not hard to get into #GivingTuesday, a day during the hectic holiday season dedicated to giving back. Still warm off the Thanksgiving cheer and feeling perhaps a little guilty about the extravagance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday on Dec. 2nd combines the holiday spirit with community impact.

Now in its third year, #GivingTuesday was the brainchild of group of social changemakers who envisioned people from all walks of life celebrating generosity and giving what they can to a cause of their choice. Many organizations now leverage the Giving Tuesday platform to raise awareness and donations to support their mission. In 2013, Giving Tuesday leveraged $19 million for nonprofits worldwide. 


Chris Hill, a Summer Search Alum, speaking at the 2012 National Opportunity Summit.

Why do we give? We give because it feels good. We give to uplift communities. We give to help high-need children or homeless adults or our neighbor. We give from our hearts. We give because we are fortunate enough to have something – even a little something – to share with others. We give because we want to change the world. 

These are all amazing reasons to give.

We can give you hundreds more reasons to give. Next February 26th, Opportunity Nation will bring together employers, educators, elected officials, workforce skills experts and others who care about expanding opportunity for young Americans with 300 young adults to Washington, DC for the National Opportunity Summit. These 300 youth voices will join and inform conversations with leaders from nonprofits, businesses, and policy on the critical issue of youth employment, and represent a third of our 1,000 attendees. We know from past experience the transformative power of bringing young adults into conversations about private and public solutions to the challenges they face each and every day. The Summit is a unique opportunity for young Americans to shape the national dialogue and sharpen their own leadership skills.

Even though the Summit is an invitation-only event, there is no charge to attend. Opportunity Nation is committed to ensuring that all engaged stakeholders and young adults are able to participate in this critically important dialogue about youth employment. Please consider making a donation that supports participation in the National Opportunity Summit this #GivingTuesday, to help all of us #ExpandOpportunity.

Sarah Beaulieu

Sarah Beaulieu is the Senior Advisor to the Opportunity Nation campaign, working closely with the Executive Director and leadership team on developing, supporting, and executing the campaign’s key priorities. Read Sarah's bio.

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