Philanthropy – the gift that keeps on giving (and it’s not just about huge foundations and folks giving away millions!)
Philanthropy is not like monopoly!
Did you know that today – November 15 – is National Philanthropy Day?
Okay, we know what you are thinking! Sometimes when folks say “philanthropy,” the images that spring to mind have more to do with huge foundations or folks who are able to give away millions each year.
But the reality is that philanthropy – which basically means “love of mankind” – is something that so many people do to support the social causes they believe in. They volunteer. They serve as mentors. They staff events. They participate in conversations in social media. They march in protests. They cook and deliver meals. And they do give – generously – to financially support the work of the nonprofits in their communities.
We heart the OneJustice Network!
At OneJustice, we view National Philanthropy Day as our own special thanksgiving day. While it doesn’t mean we get turkey, it does mean that we get another day when we get to recognize and thank our wonderful network of supporters – which includes folks who volunteer, go on Justice Bus trips, staff trainings and events, volunteer in our office, engage with us online, and yes, who also give generous financial support because they share our vision for a more just world and they support our strategies for getting there.
So for National Philanthropy Day (aka at OneJustice as “We love our network day”), we have a little thank you video for all the OneJustice philanthropists! Thank you!
Thank you from everyone at OneJustice to our supporters, collaborators, and stakeholders!
National Philanthropy Day is the day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people who are active philanthropists – have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. This year, over 120 communities and 50,000 people around the world will celebrate the power of giving in their lives.
And for all you philanthropists who are inspired to support OneJustice’s work, we’ve launched our fall “Life isn’t fair, but justice should be” campaign. Our goal is to raise $60,000 between now and the end of the year to increase legal help for veterans, vulnerable seniors, and low-income children and youth in 2013. It’s easy to give online or download a form to send with a check. You are our justice heroes – and you make the work possible. Thank you for your support!