November 27, 2012 is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year. The folks at #GivingTuesday want to make it an official event the same way Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become modern holiday traditions, only with #GivingTuesday devoted to giving ?back to the community.
The idea is that?#GivingTuesday?will become a national event every year where people volunteer, make charitable donations, and engage in online slacktivism that benefits charitable programs and those they help. Non-profit organizations like ours sign up at the?#GivingTuesday?website and tell the world what they will be doing as their #GivingTuesday?activity.
You can see on our #GivingTuesday page that KPS4Parents is providing free IEP reviews during the holidays to special education students served by homeless programs in Ventura County. ?We have now mailed out letters and flyers to homeless programs throughout the County advising of our #GivingTuesday?commitment.
While?#GivingTuesday?is supposed to be a day devoted to giving, the kind of work we do isn’t anything that can be finished in a day. ?So, we’re committing ourselves to supporting this project during the holiday season beginning on November 27, 2012 through the end of the year.
We’ll be scheduling days throughout the holiday season where I and our volunteers will be stationed at an agreed-to location for each participating program for its clients who are parents of kids with IEPs to come in and let us take a look at their documents and answer any questions they may have. If you are in Ventura County, know a thing or two about IEPs, and want to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
If you aren’t in a position to volunteer but want to help us cover our costs of serving special education students from families with low SES, please make a charitable donation to KPS4Parents using the PayPal button below. Poverty increases the chances of a child having a disability as well as lacking adequate developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.
All donations are tax-deductible.
A solid educational foundation is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and we can’t do it without your help. Thank you for your support of our?#GivingTuesday?activities!