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- Dayton area charities need your help for Giving Tuesday.
- The first Giving Tuesday happened in 2012.
Dayton is a city that knows how to dig in and give.
The website Travelocity.com just acknowledged Dayton's big-heartedness based on a study of social media posts.
Bridget Shingleton, the marketing and communications manager for the Brunner Literacy Center, said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley proclaimed Nov. 29 "Dayton Day of Giving" at the center's request.
The day following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday dates back to 2012.
"Giving Tuesday is always a wonderful way to shine a spotlight on all the good that is done in Dayton," Shingleton said.
This year marks the first time the free, one-on-one adult literacy organization will participate in Giving Tuesday.
Launched in 2011, Brunner's latest center at 1046 Brown St. recently opened and is part of a partnership with Catholic Social Services.
The center hopes to raise funds and attract tutoring volunteers.
"Our goal is to raise $2,000 tomorrow and $5,000 by the end of the year," she said.
Information can be found on the organization's website.
The Jewish Federation of Dayton is hoping to raise money to benefit its annual fundraising campaign, according to marketing director Katie Lehner.
The federation is trying to raise money for its annual campaign, according to Katie Lehner, the organization's marketing director. Donors and other community members are being connected via email and Facebook.
"We have a huge philanthropic community in Dayton," Lehner said. Visit jewishdayton.org for more information.
DAYTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Campaign: The hospital's #GivingTuesday Challenge started on Black Friday and ends on #GivingTuesday. Families, patients, community friends, and employees create a personal giving pages to share why they believe in supporting Dayton Children's. The "champions" are competing to be the top fundraiser.
The top finisher will receive $1,000 added to his or her total for the area of the hospital they are championing. The second place winners will get $500 and third place gets $250. All three top fundraisers get free Panera bread for a year.
Info: Visit childrensdayton.org.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON AND THE CONSCIOUS CONNECT
Campaign: The organizations are raising money for Conscious Connect's Words on Wheels program. Those who donate as part of the Giving Tuesday promotion will be entered to win a raffle for four UD basketball tickets.
Karlos L. Marshall, Conscious Connect's founder and a UD academic development coordinator, said the goal is to raise $10,000 for a bike that can deliver free books.
Black Engineers members will use the bike to deliver 1,000 books to children in Dayton neighborhoods annually in hopes of encouraging a love of reading. About $5,000 of the goal has already been raised.
UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER DAYTON AREA
Campaign: The agency hopes to raise $10,000 to provide beds to 100 children in the Dayton area. It has partnered with Secret Smiles, Morris Home Furnishing, University of Dayton and Dayton Dynamo.
Info: dayton-unitedway.org or text "100beds" to 71777
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Campaign: The agency is collecting donations as part of its on-going fight against poverty and homelessness.
Info: Visit stvincentdayton.org/givingtuesday
ANTIOCH WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Campaign: The 31-year-old workshop is offering a range of special benefits, book gifts and special events to those who donates more than $10 a month.
Info: Visit antiochwritersworkshop.com/donate
EQUITAS HEALTH (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio)
Campaign: The community-based healthcare system is accepting donations as part of its Gift of Gratitude program. Donors are being encouraged to recognize those who had an impact on their life through a gift.
Names received with gifts by December 31 will be displayed in Equitas' medical centers and offices throughout the holidays. Supports are also asked to use #GivingTuesdayNWO on social media.
THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
Campaign: The museum located at 456 Belmonte Park North in Dayton is encouraging supporters to donated to its annual fund, purchase or renew memberships, become a volunteer and give through shopping initatives like Kroger's Community Rewards, Dorothy Lane Market's Good Neighborhood and AmazonSmiles programs.
Department of Defense military and civilian personnel and federal and U.S. Postal Service workers can also contribute to DAI and other non-profits through the Combined Federal Campaign. The museum's CFC number is 29076.
THE DAYTON VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Campaign: The arts organization is promoting The Contemporaries, its new monthly membership program. This program allows supporters to spread membership dues throughout the year. Automatic monthly payments will be deducted from the credit card or bank account of those who sign up.
Info: Visit daytonvisualarts.org/the-contemporaries
HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER DAYTON
Campaign: The animal welfare organization hopes to raise $24,000 in 24 hours on Giving Tuesday.
More info: Visit www.givinggrid.com/HSGreaterDayton