Today is #GivingTuesday in Libertyville, and a number of businesses are making a difference.
Annually, #GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year—Nov. 29 which was designed to kick-off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support.
Libertyville’s Mayor Terry Weppler officially proclaimed the day last month.
Currently, more than 45,000 corporate and nonprofit organizations in over 71 countries have participated in the initiative.
Those interested in finding a cause or group to support can visit a new website, #LibertyvilleLoves #GivingTuesday, and explore a directory of non-profits serving Libertyville and Lake County. The website is hosted by the David Adler Music and Arts Center.
“The Adler Center participated in #GivingTuesday last year, and this year we wanted to find a way to connect with other great non-profits here in Libertyville,” says Molly Bunder, Adler Center Program Coordinator. “With the Village’s support, we’re excited to spread to word about #GivingTuesday, and for our students to see that they can make a positive impact when they share their love of music with others.”
The David Adler Music and Arts Center promotes music and the arts throughout Libertyville, Lake County, and Southern Wisconsin through arts and music education, promotion, and preservation. The non-profit offers a variety of art and music classes, and also preserves and interprets the home of architect, David Adler. The Adler Center plans to celebrate #LibertyvilleLoves #GivingTuesday 2016 through their #AdlerPlaysBack initiative, which gives Adler Center music students the opportunity to perform a series of free, public concerts. String and piano students will provide music at Advocate Condell Hospital, Winchester House, the Cook Memorial Library, and at MainStreet Libertyville’s December First Friday event downtown.
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season and to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media, and grassroots organizations joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector.
“It’s been a privilege to work with remarkable leaders all over the country building a movement around #GivingTuesday,” said Henry Timms, 92Y’s Executive Director and founder of #GivingTuesday. “This initiative has truly been crowd-sourced by some of the smartest and most connected minds among the next generation of philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”
Those who are interested in participating in Libertyville’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.adlercenter.org/index.php/libertyvilleloves-givingtuesday-directory/ For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
For more information visit www.givingtuesday.org .