This #GivingTuesday OakBend Medical Center will celebrate giving by donating all funds donated to the hospital’s Vision 2020 campaign.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
“Giving Tuesday 2018 donations will support OakBend’s Vision 2020 campaign. Vision 2020 has provided for improvements to OakBend’s flagship campus on Jackson Street in Downtown Richmond including a full renovation of both the fourth and fifth floors, updates to the exterior of the building, and multiple projects in the emergency department and skilled nursing unit. More than 1,000 donors have supported Vision 2020 to-date, contributing more than $4.4 million,” stated OakBend Medical Center’s Director of Development Alicen Swift.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”
Those who are interested in joining OakBend Medical Center’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org.