#GivingTuesdayNOW ~ Meet Our Staff
We hope this email finds you healthy and well.
We are all feeling a bit unsure of so many things right now. It seems as though COVID-19 has changed everything in our lives. Everything but the fact that when people unite around a common cause, real and lasting change happens.
You more than likely have heard of #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving that generally follows Thanksgiving. It began in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
In response to the unprecedented needs created by COVID-19, today, May 5th has been
designated as #GivingTuesdayNow. This global day of giving calls for us to be our very best—to support our communities, show up for our neighbors, and come together as one to show that our unity is stronger than fear or distance. We know that you have many choices as to how you will give on #GivingTuesdayNOW. We hope that you will choose to support the NDSC. To make a donation you may visit the Donate page on our website or go to our Facebook page and click on any one of the #GivingTuesdayNOW posts.
Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help us continue our work. Your donation helps to ensure that we may continue to add information and resources that are useful to you and your family to the NDSC COVID-19 Resource Library, host meaningful webinars for FREE, advocate in Washington, D.C. on your behalf, and this year to provide a one-of-a-kind virtual convention that we are calling Convention From Your Couch!
Many of you know our names from the signature lines of our emails, but today, as we ask for your support, we wanted you to see us a little more personally. We are the staff of the National Down Syndrome Congress and we will continue to work for your family and others who are touched by Down syndrome. Thank you for allowing us to work to serve you and our passions. Be safe and stay healthy.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
David, MaryKate, Tamara, Chess, Heather, Stephanie, Ricki, Lauren, Rhonda, Alexis, Sarah, Emily, and Christine