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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Child Care Council of Westchester Board of Directors Announces Matching Campaign for #GivingTuesday

Asks donors to give on December 2 and share their support via social media

SCARSDALE, NY (October 21, 2014) – The Child Care Council of Westchester - a nonprofit resource organization that works to ensure every child in Westchester has access to quality early care and education – will once again participate in #GivingTuesday, a national movement designed to inspire people to support their local communities and create a better future. Taking place on December 2, 2014 to coincide with Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a day of charitable giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with shopping. The Child Care Council’s Board of Directors announced at its September meeting that it will match all #GivingTuesday contributions, up to $2,500.

“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.”

To join the Child Care Council of Westchester’s #GivingTuesday initiative, follow them on Twitter at @CCCWNY, like them on Facebook, and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list.

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.

About #GivingTuesday
#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.

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