This year, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Arkansas PBS Foundaion is participating in Giving Tuesday. I’m Mona Dixon, COO of the Arkansas PBS Foundaion, and I’m blogging to share three easy ways you can support Arkansas public television on this special day.
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving, and it harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
In 2014, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate Giving Tuesday. Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.
After Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the holiday giving season by directing our attention back to others, inspiring people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support!
We invite you to join the movement and support your favorite AETN programming in three easy ways:
- Get involved and become a fundraiser! Encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to give to the Arkansas PBS Foundaion on Giving Tuesday.
- Help spread the word about Giving Tuesday. Be sure to retweet, share and regram our posts with #GivingTuesday. Your shares will boost AETN’s visibility and help drive more donations!
- Save the date to GIVE! Donate online at aetnfoundation.org to help support your favorite programming on AETN.
By supporting Arkansas PBS Foundaion and AETN on this special day, you’re helping to bring engaging, distinctive programs to the screens of thousands of your neighbors throughout Arkansas and beyond. Your support embodies the spirit of what Giving Tuesday is all about: a day for strengthening our communities, helping our neighbors, and giving back to the causes that matter to us most.
Your gift to the Arkansas PBS Foundaion supports programming like “Masterpiece,” “Great Performances,” “PBS NewsHour,” “Nature” and all the other great programming you enjoy on AETN. It will soon become the gift of education, music, drama, and laughter to everyone in the community around you. Your financial support also helps preserve and protect all that AETN is: the discovery, the learning, the inspiration and the fun!
Thank you for joining the Giving Tuesday movement and making a difference right here in Arkansas!