We first want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our Community Champions who participated in this year's Giving Tuesday Hat campaign. Your enthusiasm and dedication to supporting local volunteerism are the driving forces behind our mission.
For those who couldn't get a hat this year but are eager to be part of next year's campaign, we've got you covered! Please feel free to reach out to Natasha at email@example.com to learn more about how you can be involved in the upcoming Giving Tuesday Hat campaign. This is your opportunity to join a growing movement of community leaders and changemakers.
Giving Tuesday is not just a day; it's a global movement that celebrates generosity and kindness. We are so thankful to everyone who supported local volunteerism this year and helped fuel our mission. See you next year!
Your Giving Tuesday gifts support our programs by . . .
Inspiring 35,000 Volunteers of all ages, abilities, and stages in life, to volunteer through easy and effective means of engagement.
Supporting 300 Nonprofit agencies that are closest to the needs in our community and count-on volunteer power, from the board room to the front line.
Enabling 100 Businesses who seek to be good neighbors in their community, create and expand their employee volunteer programs that directly address community challenges
THE LEGACY OF THE HAT
THANK YOU TO LOHUD AND THE HUNDREDS OF COMMUNITY LEADERS
THAT HAVE STEPPED UP TO WEAR THE HAT ON GIVING TUESDAY
The "volunteer hat" has been at the center of our annual Giving Tuesday campaign with The Journal News since its launch in 2015. It was chosen out of appreciation for the many "hats" that a typical volunteer wears throughout their lifetime as they balance and switch between life, work, and service. The "volunteer hat" was also chosen as a symbol of the important role that supporters of Volunteer New York! play in providing our organization with the critical resources we need to maintain our programs, grow our impact, and inspire volunteerism.
The reason we provide our Giving Tuesday supporters the chance to wear this symbolic "hat" each year is because through "wearing the volunteer hat" and their generous support -- our team is able to help thousands of people find their own "volunteer hat" (or their "volunteer opportunity" or "role in their community") that fits them and how they want to give back. In the end "wearing the hat" is a reminder that generosity is one of the most powerful tools we have to bring about more generosity and positive change.
While each year the design of the Giving Tuesday "hat" has changed, what it represents, the impact it makes, and the way it brings our community closer together has not.
Are you interested in supporting local volunteerism and wearing the "hat" on Giving Tuesday? Click to let us know.