Kansas City, Missouri (November 29, 2021)
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities by inspiring people to give back on November 30, 2021, and throughout the year. For the 2nd consecutive year, Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas (MOKAN Goodwill) will join the GivingTuesday initiative with its Holiday of Giving appeal to support hundreds of individuals and families this holiday season.
For more than 127 years, MOKAN Goodwill has been providing services to our most vulnerable communities. Through the Holiday of Giving campaign, MoKan Goodwill will open our stores and our hearts to those in desperate need of support. A gift to Goodwill has a value three times greater than at most retail stores and will provide warm clothing, household necessities, and employment services for many of our neighbors in need.
“As we push through the lingering effects of COVID-19, many people in our communities have been impacted by employment changes, displaced housing, medical emergencies, and rising living expenses. With your gift, Goodwill can brighten the spirits of many of our neighbors by providing comfort, security, and hope this holiday season.” said Anita Davis, MOKAN Goodwill’s Chief Mission officer.
GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder.
Those who are interested in viewing stories of individuals impacted by MOKAN Goodwill’s services and donating to the Holiday of Giving initiative can visit www.mokangoodwill.org/holiday-of-giving.
About Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
Founded in 1894, Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas is a CARF-accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals of all abilities obtain jobs, essential skills training, and personal development opportunities. Recognized with a GuideStar Seal of Transparency, our agency operates regional retail stores and donation centers that generate funds to support our Mission, with 88¢ of every dollar earned committed to empowering local job seekers. As a Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC) gold medal winner, MoKan Goodwill is also recognized as a leader in sustainability, annually diverting more than 14 million pounds of donated materials to resell, reuse or recycle. In 2020, we served more than 12,000 individuals, providing 17,755 employment and relief services, and assisting with 601 job placements.
Learn more at www.mokangoodwill.org. To see all the good we do together, follow us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.