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2 Weeks Until Giving Tuesday!

Help Us Highlight National Service COVID Response Efforts

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Dear Friend,

Can I ask you a favor?

The winter holidays are almost here, and our favorite philanthropic celebration - GivingTuesday - is just around the corner.

And that means we are asking for your support of America's Service Commissions and our mission to unite states in service.

In the United States, we have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But GivingTuesday is a day for giving back to the people and communities we care most about. As you probably know, GivingTuesday (GT) is a global day of generosity that encourages people to give and do good annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

This year, GivingTuesday falls on December 1, 2020.

Since it launched in 2012, GivingTuesday has helped 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. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

At a time when we are all still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, and nonprofits and national service programs are facing serious financial challenges, generosity is what can bring us all together in an act of hope and solidarity across the globe.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we at America's Service Commissions are thrilled to participate in Giving Tuesday again. Our goal: to raise $1,000 in individual donations across our network to support our mission in the coming year with unrestricted funds.

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But we need your help.


In honor of Giving Tuesday, we ask for your support in three ways between now and December 31:


1) Make a donation to ASC of $30 or more to benefit our forthcoming publication, Innovative State Service COVID-19 Response Programs, which will showcase a group of outstanding AmeriCorps, Volunteer Generation Fund, and state service-based programs across the country that have gone above and beyond to innovate, adapt, and/or respond to community needs during COVID-19 this past year. The publication will be released in late 2020/early 2021 and will be shared with Members of Congress and key stakeholders. (Have a tip about a program to include? Send us an email.)


2) Find a local AmeriCorps program or volunteer-based nonprofit in your community that speaks to your interests, and make a donation to them by December 31 as well. You can typically find your state's AmeriCorps programs on the website of your state service commission. Find your state service commission's website here >>


3) Like/share our Giving Tuesday campaign on social media and use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #DisasterServe:

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Your gift of $30 or more will help us highlight and showcase state service commissions and their AmeriCorps and Volunteer Generation Fund programs across the country -- and most importantly, advocate for their needs, funding, and interests during this critical year to keep national service strong from state to state despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


Prepare to give back!


Donate and help us highlight national service COVID response efforts >>


So save the date for December 1, or jump right in and make your donation today!


Thank you for your support,


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Kaira B. Esgate
Chief Executive Officer
America's Service Commissions (ASC)

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