The Thanksgiving weekend is full of celebrations besides the typical feast: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and our favorite - Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of online giving that occurs every year since 2012. The Foundation celebrated it for the second time this past winter on December 3, 2019.

Our goal was to raise $1,000 and recruit 1 fundraiser in the 24 hour period. We used our Facebook page ( to promote our end-of-year program, Reach Out & Read. Volunteers submitted testimonials about the importance of reading to children, and some of them even filmed the precious moments of reading with little ones in their family.

The day turned out to be a lot of fun! We had two Thank-a-Thons to show donors how much we appreciated them, live interviews, speed reading competitions, and even a trivia hour with pizza! As exciting as the day was, we were even more excited to learn that we reached AND surpassed our goal. Thanks to your support through post sharing, online donations, and activity participation, donors gave $3,387 in 24 hours for Reach Out & Read! We're so excited to participate again next year.