#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
When does #GivingTuesday hit this year?
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Each year, Mending Kids provides life-saving surgical care to kids who would otherwise not receive it. Transform lives right here in the U.S. with your support of our U.S. Hometown Missions.
Share why you give and support Mending Kids by posting your personal giving story on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #MyGivingStory. Be sure to tag @MendingKids in your posts!
Mending Kids gives sick kids life-saving surgical care while advancing education and training towards medical sufficiency in their communities. For over 10 years we have mended children in over 63 countries, including the U.S.
2016 #GIVINGTUESDAY FOCUS:
US HOMETOWN MISSIONS
For more than ten years, Mending Kids has provided surgeries for kids around the world, including in the United States. Our US Hometown Mission was created to care for uninsured and underinsured children in Los Angeles County. On one summer Saturday each year, eight surgical teams convene to donate their time and expertise to mend 20+ children with diagnoses ranging from keloids, to webbed hands, to common benign tumors and more.
The success and impact of our US Hometown Mission: Los Angeles has attracted the attention of other underrepresented and marginalized populations in America. Mending Kids will bring the US Hometown Mission program to 2-3 additional communities in the coming 12 months.