We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
We’ve asked our members within the not-for-profit community — representing churches, service agencies, healthcare, education, and more — to share their plans for #GivingTuesday. If you identify with any of their missions or purposes, please support their needs. Share your generosity on social media to spread the word. And, thank you!
This year, the Grand Victoria Foundation is teaming up with #ILGive to match your donation (up to $5,000). That means any amount you give to AID on Tuesday, Dec. 1, will be doubled.
Every year, more than 9,000 children greatly benefit from free food assistance from Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. You can make a big difference in the community by helping to support the basic needs of struggling families. For every $1 you donate, we can provide $7 worth of food! Thank you for joining our caring community of neighbors.
Please help out a 20-year Aurora registered nonprofit organization that works each day to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Each year we will outfit over 4,000 Aurora students with a new backpack and a complete set of school supplies. We seek $25,000 of local support and have secured pledges and matched funds of over $7,500.
Starting on December 1st, #GivingTuesday, we are launching our 12 Days of Giving Campaign. We are excited for this year because we are going to be sharing why we love the Museum. Check in every day to learn something new about our mission, programs, and impact right here in Chicagoland. It is an honor to be a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, that is supported and operates right here in our community. Help us make 2016 our best year yet.
1300 S. Broadway, Suite 101
2121 W. Indian Trail Rd.
By spreading a message of philanthropy and donating Tuesday, Dec. 1, individuals can bolster momentum and deepen the impact to causes near and dear. FVSR Foundation would love to be included in your #GivingTuesday initiative this year. Please visit our website to donate and be sure to share your story on social media with the hashtag: #GivingTuesday.
Heartland Blood Centers participating on #GivingTuesday. Heartland donors will receive a Sports Backpack on Tuesday, December 1st. Taking it further, we invite blood donors to fill the Sports Backpack with toys and give the filled bag to community Salvation Army or Church Toy Drive for a local child this Holiday season!
American Guardian Group of Companies will be matching all donations made through Dec. 31, 2015, dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! You can double the impact of your donations by mailing a check or cash donation to Hesed House or by visiting our website.
1871 High Grove Lane
We have received a $65,000 match from two donors to help us reach our $200,000 goal. By achieving our goal, we will be able to expand our Infant Care Initiative and provide nutritious choices for children 1-18.
418 Oak Avenue
This year Mutual Ground has two generous donors, including Aurora’s very own Kevin Fitzpatrick, willing to match #GivingTuesday donations made to Mutual Ground up to $10,500. Please consider making a donation to Mutual Ground this #GivingTuesday so they can continue to provide life-changing services to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
157 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite K
We have a matching grant on all donations up to $5,000 from the Grand Victoria Foundation. Open Door Health Center has been providing discrimination and stigma free healthcare in the Fox Valley for more than 38 years. Be part of the healthcare equality movement and invest in Open Door today!
73 S. LaSalle St.
Help a refugee family feel at home in our community by donating household goods to furnish their first apartment in the U.S.
405 S. Gladstone Ave.
As we enter into the holiday season, I want to take a moment and thank you for your support of, investment in, and involvement with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. This past fiscal year has been one of increased engagement — from events to public policy, from community projects to collaborations. As our 2014-2015 Year In Review highlights, your Chamber team has been working on connecting businesses, growing their businesses, and influencing our community’s future.
This fiscal year has already started out with a number of great achievements for our membership. It is our intention that 2016 looks even better for our members and our community. However, not one project, accomplishment, recognition, or connection can happen without our members, community, and partners.
Without our members, there would be no Aurora Chamber. Our collective voice representing hundreds of members and tens of thousands of employees would not exist. Thank you for your investment in the association and your commitment to growing the business climate of our region, state, and nation.
Without our community, there would be no Aurora Chamber. There would be no consumer, audience, supporters, or residents with whom to connect. Thank you for your engagement and for making the Aurora and North Aurora region the location where you choose to work, to live, to support.
Without our partners, there would be no Aurora Chamber. As we all face limited resources – limited financial means, limited human capital, and limited time. There is so much to be done, and with our numerous collaborators who share our commitment and our vision, we are able to positively influence our small part of the world.
So, thank you. It seems so simple. Yet, it is heartfelt. Our strength is in our membership. Our future is a result of our membership. Our focus is on our membership.
We hope to see you at the Multi-Chamber Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Belle Salle Banquets. It is a great opportunity to stop and thank our partners. It is a great opportunity to connect (and re-connect) with those with mutual interests. It is a great opportunity to pause during the hectic holiday season and enjoy some comradery.
There are so many positive and exciting aspects to being involved with the Aurora Chamber; I am thankful for all of them. As you are celebrating this holiday season and coming together with your family, friends, and colleagues, please remember to be thankful for all that you have.
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous holiday season!
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