Friendship Force members and clubs around the world are doing spectacular work all the time! Look here for news, stories and information on upcoming FFI events worldwide.
Update: We did it! 70 donors from 8 different countries donated $7,283, surpassing our #GivingTuesday goal!
Thank you to those who donated, posted on social media, and cheered us on Tuesday, November 28 – you helped make our goal a reality! We truly appreciate each and every one of you and your dedication to creating a more peaceful world through Friendship Force.
Friendship Force has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Atlanta-based FFI last participated in Georgia Gives Day in 2015, a movement that has now combined with the global #GivingTuesday initiative. Our goal is to raise $7000 in this global, day-long effort on Tuesday, November 28, with all donations going towards our 40th Anniversary Campaign, as we work towards creating a friendlier and more peaceful world.
#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their communities and world by giving back to the organizations and causes they support.
In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
If you are interested in becoming part of Friendship Force’s #GivingTuesday initiative, please visit our GAgives on #GivingTuesday profile page here and be sure to donate on Tuesday, November 28, with all gifts going towards our 40th Anniversary Campaign.
FFI President and CEO Jeremi Snook has personally pledged a gift of $1,000 to GAgives on Giving Tuesday and Georgia Gives Day in order to encourage our members, leaders, friends, and supporters around the world to join in this global celebration of giving.
“This wonderful effort has raised more than $13.6 million for Georgia non-profits since it was begun in 2012, and one can only imagine the good those funds have done. You also must wonder about the needs that sadly would have gone unmet if this movement did not exist,” said Snook. “Here is our opportunity to bring about positive change, to make a difference even in a small way, by giving whatever we can.”
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28, and stay tuned to the Friendship Force Facebook page, Twitter feed, and your email inbox for more updates!
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