Today, December 1, is #GivingTuesday — a golden opportunity to give back to your community this holiday season. The purpose of the event is to contrast the consumerism associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday by allowing people to contribute to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in a big way.
California Forward needs your help!
Any amount, large or small, can help CA Fwd in achieving its mission to restore the California dream by creating more middle class jobs, promoting cost-effective public services and encouraging accountability for results. Find out more on how you can contribute by visiting cafwd.org/givingtuesday.
An important part of #GivingTuesday is using social media to encourage more acts of kindness. And the #UNselfie tag represents opportunity for people to show how they are doing something greater than themselves by snapping a selfie while volunteering in their community. The CA Fwd staff is showing how they give back in our series, #FacesOfCAFwd.
Meet Jim Mayer: olive grower, hiker and champion for governance reform. One of the #FacesOfCAFwd , Jim is the President and CEO of @movecafwd , donates homegrown olives to Foods Resource Bank Davis Growing Project, and is a #CatalystForChange ! To learn more about how you can give back go to www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday. #UNselfie #givingtuesday #CAgives
Meet Bahiyyah Muwwakkil: self-proclaimed connoisseur and food lover. One of the #FacesofCAFwd , Bahiyyah serves as the Event Coordinator and Executive Assistant for @movecafwd . In addition to volunteering as a food coordinator and health advocate for @healthcorps_sachigh , she is to determined to be a #CatalystForChange — learn more on how to give back for @givingtuesday at www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday #UNselfie #CAgives
Meet Kate Bosworth: avid backpacker, gardener and reading tutor. One of the #FacesofCAFwd , Kate serves as the Project Support Manager for @movecafwd , and in addition to volunteering as a @readingpartners tutor, she is dedicated to being a #CatalystForChange ! Learn more about our mission and how to give back for @givingtuesday at http://www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday . #CAgives #GivingTuesday #UNselfie
Meet Kathy Armstrong: choral singer, runner, and volunteer civic educator. One of the #FacesOfCAFwd, Kathy provides evaluation and strategic learning support for @movecafwd , and has been a long-time volunteer in voter service with the @leagueofwomenvoters #educationfund , helping all Californians understand how to participate in the decisions that will affect their communities. Kathy is a #CatalystForChange ! To learn more on how to give back for #givingtuesday go to www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday ! #UNselfie #CAgives #givingtuesday
Meet Susan Lovenburg: traveler, mother of three and Davis School Board member. One of the #FacesOfCAFwd , Susan is the Director for the Partnership for Economic Prosperity at @movecafwd , and is seen here launching the 2015 #TourdeCluck to benefit the Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork in her community. Susan is a #CatalystForChange ! To learn more on how to give back for @givingtuesday go to www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday #UNselfie #CAgives #GivingTuesday
Meet Maritza Lara: food enthusiast, roller derby extraordinaire and children’s volunteer. One of the #FacesOfCAfwd , Maritza is the Project Support Associate for @movecafwd , and is seen here volunteering at the North Sacramento Crisis Nursery with @chicaslatinas916 making pizzas and fruit bowls for children in need. Maritza is a #CatalystForChange ! To learn more on how to give back for @givingtuesday go to www.cafwd.org/givingtuesday #UNselfie #CAgives #GivingTuesday