#GivingTuesday Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2017
(Blackwood, NJ) – The Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages individuals, communities and organizations to support philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
“This year, please consider making a donation to the Camden County Animal Shelter to celebrate #GivingTuesday,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the CCAS. “Your gift will go a long way toward helping house, feed and care for the animals waiting to be adopted into a caring home.”
Held on November 28 this year, #GivingTuesday annually takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to inspire people to collaborate to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. The CCAS is pleased to join the movement by participating in #GivingTuesday again this year and hope to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 from their generous donors.
“It is rewarding to see how many organizations and individuals support our cause throughout the year and even more gratifying to see how many people take the time to give back to the community through volunteering, donating, fostering and taking part in many of our program operations on #GivingTuesday”, said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of the CCAS. “The compassion and support we receive from the community helps us care for over 350 homeless animals every day.”
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
Founded by the Freeholder Board in 1997, CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 4,000 companion animals from 18 municipalities in Camden County every year. CCAS services are to provide shelter for stray/unwanted animals, find those animals loving homes, and offer low-cost spay/neuter services. CCAS’s mission is to end companion animal homelessness in Camden County through community awareness and responsible ownership.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.