The YWCA of Asheville is part of the inaugural #GivingTuesday, a nationwide movement that harnesses the power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday has already inspired over 1,400 organizations and people in all 50 U.S. states and around the world to take collaborative action. Each aims to improve their local communities and give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Scheduled for November 27, 2012 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – and the Day after the famed “Black Friday and “Cyber Monday” shopping days, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create an opening day for giving.
“Giving Tuesday is a wonderful idea. The YWCA of Asheville is active on Facebook and twitter, and it seemed like a natural decision to participate in this movement. On Giving Tuesday we will give new donors the opportunity to support our work of eliminating racism and empowering women,” says Executive Director Beth Maczka.
On Giving Tuesday, the YWCA of Asheville welcomes new supporters to make a first time gift, and encourages long time donors to prompt a friend or family member to make their first contribution to the YWCA.
The YWCA of Asheville, located at 185 S. French Broad Ave., provices programs that bridge gaps in education, health care, child care and earning power. These programs include a Child Care Center, School-Age Program (After-School and Summer Camp), MotherLove (mentoring for teen moms), New Choices (support for displaced homemakers), Preventive Health/Diabetes Wellness, Aquatics and the YWCA Club W Fitness Center.