“The #GivingTuesday movement embodies the thinking that we, as Board members, hope to support and encourage in the broader community: a desire to give back and to motivate others to do the same,” said Cecilia McKenney, fundraising chair of the Child Care Council’s Board of Directors. “We hope that our promise to match these donations – doubling the impact of each person’s gift – will inspire more generosity. It’s one day to make a difference that can last a child’s entire lifetime.”
The Child Care Council participates in #GivingTuesday to raise funds for its work related to early care and education, to increase visibility, and to give supporters an opportunity to share, via social media, the reasons they support the Council. This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign focuses on specific aspects of the Council’s mission including early literacy, training for child care providers, scholarships for families in need, legislative advocacy, and referral services for parents who want to find safe, quality care they can afford.
“We’re asking our supporters, members and friends to join the #GivingTuesday movement by pledging to make a donation to the Council on December 2. Even better, go on Facebook and Twitter and tell the world why early care and education are important to you. Be sure to use the #GivingTuesdayCCCW hashtag when you comment and post,” said Child Care Council of Westchester Executive Director Kathy Halas. “We’re thrilled that this year’s donation will go even further, thanks to the generosity of our Board.”
For information about the Child Care Council’s resources for child care providers or parents, visit www.childcarewestchester.org or call 914-761-3456.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website: www.givingtuesday.org.
About the Child Care Council of Westchester
The Child Care Council of Westchester is a private, nonprofit resource organization that champions the healthy development of children, families and communities by promoting quality early care and education. A unique, “one stop” agency for child care, the Council offers parent referrals, training, information, technical assistance, reports on the industry, and public education for parents, child care programs, governmental organizations and the business community. Since its inception in 1968, the Council has grown to become the premier authority on child care services throughout Westchester County. The Council recently attained Quality Assurance, establishing it as one of the nation’s leading Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs). The national recognition was awarded by Child Care Aware® of America.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective 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 will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
Hillary Millman, In Better Words