Thank you so much to all who made #GivingTuesday a success! Your donations fund vital programs and we are so grateful to you for your support!
The Crowdrise Giving Challenge will continue through January 7th, 2016, so please help us spread the word! The top fundraising organization will be awarded an additional $100,000.00 which would go a long way in supporting the men, women and families of Naval Special Warfare.
Thanks again--your friends at the Navy SEAL Foundation
As you might have heard, today is Giving Tuesday--a day recognized around the globe for philanthropy--a day to celebrate GIVING BACK.
Giving Tuesday began 4 years ago as a response to the consumer-centric onslaught of holiday sales and mass marketing we've now come to expect this time of year. We know it sometimes feels like holiday marketing starts earlier and earlier--first we're hit with 'Black Friday" sales, quickly followed by "Small Business Saturday" promotions, not to mention all manner of "Cyber Monday" deals. Because the focus of nearly everything we read or hear this time of year is on sales, bargains, commercialism and consumerism it becomes really easy for most of us to forget about the true spirit of giving that the holiday season should bring to our hearts and minds. That's where Giving Tuesday comes in. This worldwide day of giving is meant to put the focus on organizations and causes that need your support.
As you know, the Navy SEAL Foundation exists to care for the warriors and families of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) in times of adversity and in times of triumph. So far this year we've invested over $10 million dollars in the health and welfare of these men, women and children through our specialized programs and educational opportunities. We are beyond honored to do the work that we do in supporting these amazing Americans who willingly give so much every day of the year in order to secure the freedoms that we've come to expect.
Today, on Giving Tuesday, we're asking you to join us in taking a 'time out' from the holiday frenzy by committing your support to these remarkable warriors and their families. We hope you'll join us today by donating to the Navy SEAL Foundation in recognition of their sacrifices.
To make it easy (and fun), the Navy SEAL Foundation is partnering with Crowdrise by taking part in the CrowdRise Giving Tower charity challenge as part of the global #GivingTuesday campaign.
The CrowdRise Giving Tower is a virtual tower made up of bricks, each of which represents a donation made to charity on #GivingTuesday—which just happens to be the biggest charitable giving day of the year. We are very excited to share that as an added incentive, if the Navy SEAL Foundation raises the most donations today (December 1st) through the Crowdrise site, we'll get an extra $25,000 donation to our cause from the good people at Crowdrise!! We know you are aware of how that extra $25,000 donation could benefit our NSW families so please, if you would like to support this fundraiser with year-end giving or an additional gift to the Foundation, we hope you'll donate today.
While it is important to donate today so we can take advantage of the Crowdrise challenge, any and all donations to the Navy SEAL Foundation through this challenge will count towards our overall fundraising total and the charity with the highest total at the end of the challenge (January 7, 2016) will be awarded an additional $100k by Crowdrise!
Thank you so much for supporting our mission of Honoring our Warriors and Supporting Their Families!
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