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USA Fencing Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

11/24/2015, 10:00am CST
By Grant Jones

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing has joined #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  The 2015 movement ill be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

#GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday utilizes the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.  This effort unites a blend of partners—from nonprofits, businesses and corporations to individuals and families—to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season.

In 2014, the third year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times. 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

 “We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fourth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”  

Those who are interested in joining USA Fencing’s #GivingTuesday initiative can click here to make a gift today.

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