On November 29th, Freedman Seating partnered with the Jane Addams Resource Corportation to give the gift of opportunity on “Giving Tuesday” and nearly DOUBLED fundraising efforts from the previous year. JARC is a Center for Working Families that focuses on job training and workforce development. JARC’s job training programs target strategic skills gaps in the manufacturing sector, such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and welder.
Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Created by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces—collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly—to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.
The Big Ideas
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
A message from JARC
THANK YOU! We raised nearly $4,500 on #GivingTuesday thanks to you & Freedman Seating! Your support means more people get the tools they need to start a #manufacturing career. #giveopportunity Every gift is truly life-changing, helping people like James (above) move past barriers to employment & find living wage jobs. Your investment in JARC ensures our participants have the tools and supports to move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency
Visit our website to see all the ways you’re helping our participants grow. THANK YOU!