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Anchor Point
News Release
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Anchor Point Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

League City, Texas – Anchor Point has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. http://anchorpoint.us/make-a-donation.html. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Anchor Point has decided to join #GivingTuesday as an effort to raise awareness of our organizations in the community, cultivate new donors, and raise money. Anchor Point has is trying to raise $8,092, which is the cost to run our two facilities in League City and Seabrook for one week. We are putting a new emphasis on this year’s #GivingTuesday because we know there are many people who need hope in our community after a devastating hurricane. We know that our costs will continue to rise as more families seek assistance.

“Not only are we excited about #GivingTuesday, but we are also motivated to raise awareness of our campaign through social media and texting. Through #GivingTuesday, we hope more people in our community will learn about Anchor Point, grab hold of the vision, and invest in the future hope that we can give to others through our money. At Anchor Point, we believe that no one is beyond hope and we can give hope to so many people. After a devastating event like Hurricane Harvey, our community could use a little extra, as well, as our nonprofit organization.” Debbie Simmons, Founder and CEO

92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“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 sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partner’s eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”

Those who are interested in joining Anchor Point’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://anchorpoint.us/make-a-donation.html. You can also text GiveHopeTuesday to 41444. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday or #GiveHopeTuesday hashtag on social media.

About Anchor Point
Anchor Point champions the future of children by education and empowering parents, because no one is beyond hope. Debbie Simmons, Founder and CEO, designed Anchor Point to be a multi-faceted 501c(3) ministry that delivers hope to families including pregnant teens and women, babies on the way, trouble youth and their families, foster and adopted children, and families considering adoption.

About #GivingTuesday
#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 partnersto 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.

 

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues




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