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United Way of Southwest Virginia Celebrates GivingTuesday, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement

November 28, 2023

Abingdon, VA (November 28, 2023) - This GivingTuesday, United Way of Southwest Virginia remains grateful and thankful for the work already being done in our community, from our community partners to the individual gifts of countless residents of Southwest Virginia.

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 28, 2023, and throughout the year.

"GivingTuesday embodies the collective power of generosity. It's a day that transcends boundaries, inviting us all to contribute to something larger than ourselves,” said Travis Staton, United Way of Southwest Virginia President & CEO. “Through this global movement, we witness the extraordinary impact that small acts of giving can have in transforming lives in our communities. Today, and every day, we embrace the spirit of GivingTuesday, uniting our efforts to create positive change and inspire others to join us in shaping a brighter future for all."

This year, UWSWVA has created a holiday fun guide for families to use while visiting loved ones or creating new memories in their own homes. You can access this free booklet by clicking here.

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eleven 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 billions of 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.”

To learn more about UWSWVA, visit www.unitedwayswva.org. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

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