To Love a Canine Rescue (TLC) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and generosity worldwide.
Additionally, this year TLC will launch its 3rd Annual Wags for Warriors Pay It Forward Matching Donation Challenge on #GivingTuesday. Occurring on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US), following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday giving, and inspire people to give back to their local communities in impactful ways by donating to the charities and causes they support.
#GivingTuesday is the ideal day to launch a campaign to maximize the impact of every donation. Donations made to To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. from November 28th through December 31st will not only be matched 100% (up to $3,000), they will also be paid forward to other non-profit organizations serving local veterans!
- In 2015, we were able to present Alpha Bravo Canine with a matching donation in the amount of $4,000.
- In 2016, we were able to raise $5,530 for both TLC and Mission First Housing Group, which was used to benefit Philadelphia area veterans needing housing assistance.
New for 2017, instead of limiting the pay it forward donation to the organization that receives the highest number of votes, each organization will receive donations equal to the funds donated. The donor can elect which or the three veteran supporting organizations that will receive the matching contribution. This year, the local veteran’s groups who will benefit from the pay it forward match will be: Alpha Bravo Canine, Mission First Fund for Veterans (supporting the Whitehall in Spring City, PA) and Veteran’s Multi-Service Center.
“Mission First’s Fund for Veterans benefitting the The Whitehall Apartments was honored to be chosen as the recipient for last year’s Wags for Warrior campaign run by To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc.!” Robert Sorrell, Fundraising and Communications Associate of the Mission First Housing Group, said “As new neighbors in Chester County, winning the pay-it-forward match made us and the residents of The Whitehall feel welcome. The money we received is now going to provide rental subsidies for Veterans in need at The Whitehall. “
TLC’s #GivingTuesday initiative kicks off at TLCrescuePA.com/WagsForWarriors on Tuesday, November 28th!
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