#GivingTrenton Campaign Seeks Donations of Time and Money
Giving to local nonprofits makes a difference you can see every day
Trenton, NJ — Trenton nonprofits today launched the 2020 #GivingTRENTON campaign recognizing Tuesday December 1, 2020 as Giving Tuesday and urging donors and volunteers to support programs helping our community.
In a proclamation declaring December 1, 2020 as #GivingTrenton Day, Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora noted the city “is enriched by nonprofit organizations…which have provided resources and support for the community since their establishment and especially during the recent pandemic.”
“On this international day of giving, I am encouraging all Trentonians to give locally,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Whether that means volunteering with your favorite non-profit, sharing the #GivingTRENTON hashtag on social media, or donating a few dollars to a cause you believe in, supporting our neighbors has never been more critical than during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s all pitch in together on #GivingTRENTON Day 2020.”
#GivingTRENTON localizes #GivingTuesday, a national day of charitable giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday was launched in the US in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to encourage people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
“#GivingTRENTON is an opportunity to recognize and support the many ways nonprofits benefit our city and neighbors – and to help nonprofits prepare to meet the challenges of a Second Wave of COVID-19,” said Trenton Health Team Executive Director Gregory Paulson. “When you donate volunteer hours and needed funding to local nonprofits, you can see the difference your gift makes.”
Trenton nonprofits have played an especially crucial role this year, providing food, health care, shelter and support as the COVID-19 pandemic imposed health concerns and economic hardships. Trenton is now facing a Second Wave of infection on pace to exceed the spring outbreak. Local nonprofits need volunteers and donors to sustain their work.
While #GivingTRENTON Day provides an opportunity to participate in a national day of giving, volunteers are needed year-round and donors can give local any time! Many end-of-year fund-raising campaigns provide special tax benefits for gifts made during 2020.
Participating nonprofits include members of Trenton Health Team’s Community Advisory Board, such as:
- Arm in Arm
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
- The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
- Foundation Academies
- Henry J. Austin Health Center,
- The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Maker’s Place
- Meals on Wheels of Mercer County
- Mount Carmel Guild of Trenton
- Old Barracks Museum
- Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
- Trenton Free Public Library
- Trenton Health Team.