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CF in the Media – Giving Tuesday


͞Day 1 of #60KindActs: helping friends get
two patio areas poured with concrete.
Added bonus...got my workout in for the day.͟
Susie Rider posted every day on
Facebook to promote #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a national movement that encourages individuals, organizations & corporate entities to give back to the community on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year the Greater New York Chapter officially launched its #GivingTuesday Campaign on Saturday, October 3rd with the #60KindActs Challenge. We decided to combine the theme of gratitude with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 60th Anniversary, and came up with the #60KindActs challenge to aid our #GivingTuesday efforts. There are three ways we asked our participants to get involved and take action:

1. Make a donation on December 1st to the Annual Fund. This year, in honor of the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary, we asked everyone to consider donating in the amount of $6, $60, $600 or $6,000+.

2. Get your company involved. As Giving Tuesday grows in popularity, companies are taking notice and we encouraged participants to get their colleagues to join in the cause. 

3. #60KindActs Challenge. The rules were simple: perform an act of kindness, take a photo relating to the kind act and consider making a self donation, tag it #60KindActs and #GivingTuesday, and upload the picture to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook starting October 3rd to December 1st. Our chapter goal was to receive at least 60 Kind Acts during this 60 day period. This challenge was a fun way to spread awareness, gain supporters, and most importantly do something kind for someone else.

The Greater New York Chapter exceeded our goal of receiving over 60 Kind Acts during the 60 day period and had supporters from across the country post their kind acts to social media. We are so thrilled to have had another successful #GivingTuesday and we look forward to next year!

But...It’s not too late to donate! Visit https://tools.cff.org/GiftReg/SharaSwift to make your donation today!