#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.
#GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
This #GIVINGTUESDAY we will be raising funds for our Teen Runaway and Homeless Shelter. The Shelter provides a safe, supportive and secure environment for all Suffolk County youth between the ages of 12 and 20 who find themselves in crisis and need a haven. The Runaway and Homeless Shelter in Babylon is a coed, short term, nine bed facility. The Shelter provides a safe and therapeutic environment to assess the safety, medical, and treatment needs of the youth. The goal of this program is to plan with the family for reunification when appropriate and/or other more permanent resources that can provide permanent housing to the youth.
When teens arrive at the Shelter they only have the clothes on their back and the shoes on their feet. We are in need of sheets, comforters, pillow cases, shirts, pants, sneakers, underwear, bras, socks and hygiene products.
Everyone has the capacity to give. Join us on November 28 to celebrate #GivingTuesday. You can give your time, skills, voice, and dollars!