Air Force Enlisted Village Joins the Global Giving Tuesday Movement and Announces Emerald Coast Gives Back
The Air Force Enlisted Village is participating in a new local Giving Tuesday movement, the Emerald Coast Gives Back.
Emerald Coast Gives Back will kick off this year on November 29, 2016 as a 24-hour day of giving back that will take place from midnight to midnight on Giving Tuesday, now in its fifth year. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Emerald Coast Gives Back is a local charitable holiday with the purpose of increasing public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges; bringing nonprofits, donors and volunteers together; expanding the idea of online giving; connecting people to the causes that are closest to their hearts; and, make giving back fun.
Emerald Coast Gives Back is based on other highly successful giving days hosted across the country. Last year, 700,000 people raised $116,000,000 online in over 70 countries as part of Giving Tuesday 2015. Emerald Coast Gives Back is a grassroots movement started by a collaboration of nonprofit organizations and businesses in the Fort Walton Beach, Florida area.
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide will take place November 29, 2016. Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
To learn more about #EmeraldCoastGivesBack, please visit www.emeraldcoastgivesback.org.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday, please visit www.givingtuesday.org.