How can you help your community this holiday season? Giving Tuesday is a great place to start.

As we are busily making holiday plans and shopping lists, many individuals and companies are participating in a new tradition called “Giving Tuesday.” Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday is now an international movement rallying over 30,000 organizations worldwide to create positive change in communities through service or donations. Their impact in just a few short years is impressive — in 2016, Giving Tuesday raised over $116 million in countries around the world.giving-tuesday-correct

This year, we here at Eccovia Solutions are supporting the efforts of one of our amazing clients, The Road Home in Salt Lake City. The Road Home is a nonprofit social services agency that provides emergency shelter and care coordination for individuals and families experiencing homeless. The Eccovia Solutions team is doing a warm clothing drive for people at The Road Home that includes needed items such as:

  • Socks
  • Coats
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Undergarments

The Road Home is one of more than 70 agencies participating in the Utah HMIS statewide ClientTrack database in order to share records, including basic client information, programs, services, and assessment data. This statewide database drives decision making for individuals experiencing homelessness across the state and provides a more comprehensive picture of what is required to solve this issue which affects so many in need.

In order to help find ways to get involved, givingtuesday.org has created a directory of organizations, charities, and events in your own community.  Please join us in an effort to give back — we have much to be thankful for.

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