Largest International Day of Giving Back!
We are excited to announce that Rebuilding Together Kansas City is participating in the year’s largest international day of giving back: Giving Tuesday!
Following the popularity of shopping events, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday, November 28th marks the holiday Giving Tuesday and kicks off the charitable giving holiday season.
Why are we doing this and why Rebuilding Together?
Rebuilding Together Kansas City is part of a national network of more than 140 affiliates around the country committed to providing a safe and healthy home for all of our neighbors. Over the past 30 years, the Rebuilding Together network has worked with nearly 4 million volunteers to repair almost 200,000 homes and community spaces, impacting nearly 6 million people. Help us do more in our community!
While we have accomplished so much, the need is great. More than 2.9 million of our neighbors are living in inadequate housing. Swelling home maintenance costs are driving residents and families away from communities where they have lived for generations. Rapidly aging housing stock is ill-equipped to accommodate the needs of an aging population. Veterans are returning home from decade-long conflicts, many with service-connected disabilities, to a severe lack of affordable housing that can accommodate their needs. Children growing up in low-income communities are living in antiquated housing, being exposed to dangerous toxins that adversely affect their health and educational attainment over the course of their lifetimes.
We rarely hear the stories of our neighbors in need and they are too quickly forgotten. Your support will help us strengthen our community, by helping our neighbors.
Support our community on November 28 by making a donation to RTKC — thru Facebook, use the donate button in the top right of our web page, or simply mail a check — to help meet our goal of $5,000. With your help we can strengthen the KC Northland.
On this global day of giving Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday.
If you have any questions about other ways to get involved, or to host your own RTKC fundraiser on Facebook, please contact RTKC Development Director, Stacie Bratcher.
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season.