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Monarch joins the National #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose

There is a day for giving thanks. There are two days for getting deals from retailers. This year join Monarch Giving Tuesday 2013-weband others to help create #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back. 

Monarch has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, business and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. On Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

“Monarch is proud to join this national day of giving when families, business, schools and churches are encouraged to give back and support local charitable organizations,” said Blake Martin, chief development officer at Monarch. “During the rush of the holiday season we want to give people an easy and convenient opportunity to support Monarch. We are grateful for our current donors who have chosen to support us and provide us with the resources to continue helping people with disabilities throughout the state.”

The initiative will take place on Dec. 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

“Giving Tuesday brings together thousands of organizations to celebrate the incredible services they provide and 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. “This focus on a national day of giving to support non-profits is also an excellent way to bring awareness to the services Monarch offers in North Carolina.”

To give to Monarch via the #GivingTuesday site, click here or simply visit Monarch’s secure giving page.

New York's 92nd Street Y has been the catalyst and incubator for #GivingTuesday, bringing the expertise of 139 years of community-management to the project, and providing #GivingTuesday a home. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges from more than 50 North Carolina counties. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is CABHA certified. Monarch, which operates The Arc of Stanly County, is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about Monarch, please call (800) 230-7525.

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