THANK YOU for a Successful #GivingTuesday!
YOU, yes YOU, are Awesome!
Because of you, we had our strongest #GivingTuesday yet. You make us so proud and happy to be a part of the GreaterGood community working together to protect people pets and the planet.
So, without further ado, here is what we accomplished together on #GivingTuesday:
#GivingTuesday Pet Food Drive
This year, we set out to break last year’s record of providing 1.5 million meals to hungry shelter and rescue animals. You blew it out of the water. Because of YOU, shelters and rescues in need will receive 4.1 million meals to feed animals in their care. That’s a lot of hungry bellies filled up because of you!
#GivingTuesday Acre Drive for Jaguars
For our #GivingTuesday Acre Drive to protect land pivotal to the survival of the jaguars, you helped protect over 2,660 acres of land in just one day That is more than double last years’ record. Because of your act of kindness, jaguars will have additional room to roam, grow, and thrive.
#GivingTuesday Scholarship Drive
Right now over 62 million girls are not in school, and 32 million secondary-aged girls are missing out on their education. Through GreaterGood.org’s Girls’ Scholarship program, you can make a difference in a girl’s life by covering her tuition, books, and uniform. This #GivingTuesday we held a Scholarship Drive to send as many girls to school as possible.
I’m proud to say that in just one day, you made it possible for 8 girls to attend school for a full year. These girls otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford to continue their education. Because of your act of kindness, young girls will have the opportunity for an education.
#GivingTuesday Comfort Package Drive for Veterans
Comfort packages provide a meaningful message of support and hope to our active-duty troops serving overseas. Our #GivingTuesday Comfort Package Drive aimed to send as many care packages as possible in just one day.
Because of you, over 3,660 soldiers will receive care packages from home! Because of your act of kindness, deployed troops will get packages full of comforts of home as well as a reminder that they their bravery is not forgotten.
#GivingTuesday Mammogram Drive
1 and 8 women living today will develop breast cancer. Mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early on and save lives. However, mammograms are expensive and without insurance, many cannot afford them. Often times women at highest risk have the least ability to afford a screening, and forgo it altogether.
I’m proud to say that for our #GivingTuesday Mammogram Drive YOU provided 6 free screenings to at-risk women in just one day. Because of your act of kindness, they will have access to this potentially life-saving screening.
This #GivingTuesday, you went above and beyond in making it our best one yet. Thank YOU for giving back. Thank YOU for caring.
by Ashlee Marinez, November 30, 2016