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N&N: #GivingTuesday Update

Giving TuesdayOn Tuesday, Dec. 1, Monarch, along with 10,000 organizations in all 50 states, participated in a global movement that encouraged people to do something different: give, rather than spend.

Harnessing the collective power of charities, families, and individuals, while using new tools and technologies, #GivingTuesday showcased creativity and collaboration between the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. According to Blackbaud, a service provider for nonprofits, online giving during #GivingTuesday 2014 was up 90 percent, compared to last year.

“We want to thank all of Monarch’s donors for making this special gift of the season to support our Smart Home Technology initiative,” said Blake Martin, chief development officer. “In our second year as a local #GivingTuesday charity, we are grateful for your support and we are proud to have been a part of this national day of giving when thousands of individuals, businesses, and so many others were encouraged to give back and support local charitable organizations.”

Martin also noted that #GivingTuesday was a great way to bring awareness for the services that Monarch offers statewide.

“We felt it was critical to join the movement that was started to give people a place to give back during the holiday season,” Martin said.

Even though #GivingTuesday is over, it is still possible to give to Monarch’s giving page on the agency web site here.

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