Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Give to DC Youth on Giving Tuesday

This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.  We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29.

So for the holiday season, we ask that you Give to DC Youth. Our youth are facing tough times on multiple socio-economic fronts and have fallen behind when compared nationally, including youth unemployment, high school dropout rates, and youth living below the poverty line.
Over the past 5 years, the support of individuals like yourself have enabled us to lead advocacy and awareness campaigns which resulted in:
  • Doubling emergency shelter and transitional living capacity for youth
  • Sustaining and protecting over 25,000 after school and summer program slots
  • Helping secure and guide $124,000,000 to support expanded learning opportunities &
  • A $78,000,000 investment in year round youth workforce development opportunities and career pathway entry points
We accomplished all the above, in addition to many other successes, because  of our family of supporters.

And because this work is a marathon, Giving Tuesday and End of Year Giving, is a very crucial water station to help keep our work hydrated 365 days a year.
And the impact of your donation ripples across multiple wards, affects the work of hundreds of organizations, and improves the lives of tens of thousands of youth. With your support, our work gives all youth a chance to succeed, a change for the best, and a choice they can own.

So please Give to DC Youth, by going to:

And remember that Giving Tuesday is about giving time as well as money. Many are using it as an opportunity to volunteer. Whatever you do, however you share your support, don't forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday or #GiveLikeALocal!

- Your team at DCAYA

P.S. In case you want to give while you get, before Giving Tuesday, you can do so at Amazon Smile. Just click here first:

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