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Giving Tuesday: A Day for Giving Back

November 25, 2015 | By Rachel Zink


What Is #GivingTuesday?

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, December 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.

Why Give on #GivingTuesday?

By showing your support and making a donation to Arts For Life on #GivingTuesday, you’re joining a generous family of supporters who want to make sure that kids and teens in hospitals across North Carolina have access to creativity, discovery, and joy – every day, all year long.

Your donation will help bring Arts For Life‘s clinic art table programs, bedside studios, and art groups to the 8,000+ people each year who count on the arts to help them through their medical journeys. Every dollar makes a world of difference for our budding young artists, poets, and musicians.

In the hospital, many of our patients want nothing more than to be a “regular” kid. Arts For Life creates a space where kids can be themselves; a meeting place that is vibrant, joyful, and limitless. Little faces exchange smiles over songs, let go of their worries and frustrations with their art teachers, and have a moment where they lose themselves in their paintings. For a moment, they forget they are in the hospital.”

—Amber H., oncology nurse at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center

Our goal for #GivingTuesday is to raise $1 for every person whose life we’ve touched this year, and we’re closing in on 10,000 people helped through the arts in 2015.

Can you help us get there? How many people will YOU help this #GivingTuesday?

How Else Can I Help?

Arts For Life needs your voice to help make #GivingTuesday a success; to make sure that kids in the hospital have the opportunity to do what kids do best: learn, create, and grow. Learn more about becoming a #GivingTuesday Ambassador and pledge to help below.


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Become an Ambassador!

As a social media ambassador who believes in our work, you can help us reach out to others who also believe in the power of art and art education to nurture and heal; you can spread the word far and wide and secure #GivingTuesday participation from your friends and followers. You can help set us on a path to change even more lives in 2016.

#GivingTuesday Toolkit
Our Toolkit contains talking points about Arts For Life; a proposed schedule for social activity; suggested Facebook posts and tweets (feel free to use them with your other social media outlets as well); and additional ideas to make for #GivingTuesday 2015 successful for everyone.

Pledge today to serve as a #GivingTuesday Ambassador! Together, we’ll go far to bring creativity, light, and life to kids in need.