Unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this day is your chance to give back this holiday season.
Camp Fire Central Oregon, a local organization that provides programs for our youth to find their spark and ensurethey gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives, announces the kick off of its year-end giving campaign starting with #GivingTuesdayTM, December 1, 2015. #GivingTuesday™ is a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Camp Fire CO wants you to know there are more valuable ways to spend this holiday season. #GivingTuesday is your chance to donate to those that could use the spark on behalf of the people in your lives that give you spark. Camp Fire encourages all youth, teens, families, and communities to give — through time, money, or resources.
Here are ways you can help:
• Volunteer with your local Camp Fire program. Whether you help clean up camp, read to youth in our after school programs, or lead an activity, we promise your experience will be rewarding! Check out our different volunteer opportunitieshere.
• Donate your social media page to Camp Fire. Camp Fire is helping youth across Central Oregon find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. Please help us spread the word on #GivingTuesday by posting messages throughout the day about our cause. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
• Donate to Camp Fire. Every donation matters. When you donate to Camp Fire, you light the fire within your community and support a legacy of inclusiveness and innovative youth development programs. Support the youth, teens, and families in your community. Donate here.
“There really is a generous giving spirit and genuine focus on kids and community here in Central Oregon,” said Kecia Kubota, Executive Director of Campfire Central Oregon. “People here know how lucky they have it and I think are truly driven to give back versus consuming more. There are too many kids alone right now, without a friend or family member to talk to – nearly 40,000 in Central Oregon. We are working hard to improve the way these children see themselves and the world around them, and we need the support of our community to make that happen.”
As a way to raise awareness and holiday cheer by celebrating non profit organizations, Camp Fire has joined the state wide movement #OregoniansGive. Marking its first year, #OregoniansGive is built on the message of #GivingTuesday and includes organizations from all corners of the state. To date, hundreds of nonprofits have signed on to take part in the day of giving, including Camp Fire Central Oregon.
Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global movement that lends balance to the focus on shopping and buying fueled by the deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The social media-driven event encourages charities, families, businesses, students and individuals to celebrate generosity and give to the organizations that make an impact in their community. Since its launch, #GivingTuesday has raised millions of dollars for tens-of-thousands of organizations.
Following a rousing success in 2014, organizers of #PDXGives expanded their efforts to connect all nonprofits across the state of Oregon for the annual #GivingTuesday day of generosity. #OregoniansGive celebrates all contributions from every resident – from born and bred natives to recent transplants – that make the state of Oregon what it is today and open the door for a brighter future.
Founded in 1910, the national organization Camp Fire has actively engaged youth and teens in building essential skills for life.Camp Fire Central Oregonhas been a co-ed youth development organization since 1975 that provides out-of-school time, teen service and leadership, camp and environmental programs. Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.