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Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday!

November 30, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner: December 1st. We’re excited to take part in this global day of giving for the third year in a row, and we hope you’ll take part, too! How? Glad you asked!

Get Involved in #GivingTuesday

Give: Donate to Arts For Life HERE this #GivingTuesday. Your contributions will help us continue putting creativity, discovery, and joy into the hands and hearts of the children who need it the very most. Every year across North Carolina, we reach more than 6,000 children and their family members who are facing serious illnesses and disabilities. Every dollar counts:

  • $25 provides one lesson for a child or teen receiving treatment at the hospital or clinic
  • $75 covers the annual costs of one young artist
  • $250 keeps an art table open for one day
  • $1,000 underwrites a full month of exciting, educational art projects

Learn more about what your gift means to children and teens in NC.

Become an Arts For Life 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 us change even more lives in 2016!

CLICK to register as an ambassador and receive your toolkit with all the information + posts and tweets you’ll need! Then, all you have to do is use your social media accounts—whether Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, you name it—to share our campaign. With your help, folks across North Carolina and beyond will #GiveArtsForLife!

Don’t want to commit as an ambassador but are willing to get social from time to time to help support our #GivingTuesday efforts? Find social media talking points and suggested posts, tweets, and graphics HERE to help you easily share your support.

Other Fun Ways to Give

Drink a brew: In Charlotte, Free Range Brewing will host an artist reception for a collective art show—which features work from our young artists—on #GivingTuesday from 6 until 9 pm. All sales from the artwork will go directly to us and the other participating nonprofits, as will a percentage of drink sales from the night. The show runs until December 13th.

Xpress yourself: We’re thrilled to be one of 30 participating nonprofits in the Asheville Give!Local campaign from the folks at Mountain Xpress. Donate to us and any of the other organizations through their site on #GivingTuesday, and you could win a gift certificate to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., dinner for two at Chestnut, and much more.