What Gives on #GivingTuesday?
Dec 02, 2014
After a day of giving thanks and two days for getting big shopping deals, we have arrived at #GivingTuesday. So what is #GivingTuesday, and what is all the buzz about?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.
It’s an opportunity for everyone around the world to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea, and it’s simple to participate.
Just think about how you spend your days.
What are your grateful for? What are you passionate about?
What is the change you want to see in this world?
Now think about how you good it would feel if you could somehow make a difference for those causes that are so dear to your heart.
If saving children from vaccine preventable diseases is important to you, please consider these simple ways to show your support to Every Child By Two on #GivingTuesday:
- Give a buck…or ten or twenty. Your donation, however big or small, will help us immensely. And it will count twice as much today!
Every Child By Two Board Member, Dr. Paul Offit, has offered to match any #GivingTuesday donation we receive.
- Give the gift of information. The sharing of evidence based immunization information is like treasured currency in our efforts to educate people about the value of vaccines.
- Give your voice to the cause. There is nothing more generous than a supportive sentiment and the sharing of positive immunization messages.
We all have personal experiences that relate to diseases and vaccines. Some of us have witnessed the horrors of watching a loved one suffer at the hands of a vaccine preventable disease. Others are forever grateful that vaccines protect us from such pain and suffering. As you participate in – and even initiate – immunization conversations both online and in your local community, make sure your voice lends value to the cause.
Whether it’s by commenting on a news article, Facebook page or blog, joining in a candid discussion at your child’s school, the local playgroup or doctor’s office, or sharing your story in a guest post here on Shot of Prevention, we hope you will serve as an informational messenger to others who are not as confident or knowledgable about the benefits of vaccines.
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