#GivingTuesday 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.

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.

CASA of Baltimore County would like to raise $20,000 on #GivingTuesday to support volunteer recruitment and retention. If we are able to reach this goal we will be able to provide a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to 20 kids in foster care for an entire year.

This year we will also be able to provide Community Investment Tax Credits to anyone who gives a donation of $500 or more. For more information on tax credits, please see this post.