Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Urban League of Middle Tennessee to join millions around the world in Celebration of GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022; Announces One-Day Goal of $55,000
Nashville, Tennessee/November 5, 2022 – This GivingTuesday, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) will inspire generosity and volunteerism within the community by joining with millions in this global day of giving on November 29, 2022.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 22 and throughout the year.
“Each year, non-profit organizations around the world take part in this day of giving,” commented ULMT President and CEO Clifton Harris. “With all of the challenges and economic disparities we continue to see across our community, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee felt this year more than ever it was imperative that we take part in GivingTuesday and provide an opportunity for our generous community to partner with us in our efforts to serve our neighbors in need,” added Harris.
“We have set a one-day goal of $55,000 for our GivingTuesday campaign, which will help to provide needed financial support for our programs and commemorates our almost 55 years of service to this community,” said Harris.
GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 with a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.
"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year," said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."
Those who are interested in joining Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit our website at www.ulmt.org and click the DONATE button on the homepage.
For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter.
About The Urban League of Middle Tennessee
The Urban League of Middle Tennessee is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nashville, the Urban League collaborates at the local level with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners across Middle Tennessee to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.
The Urban League spearheads the development of social programs and authoritative public policy research, and advocates for policies and services that close the equality gap. At the community level, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and its affiliates provide direct services that improve the lives of thousands of people annually.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.