#GivingTuesdayNow press release

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              The Brooke Erin Posey Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with a Food Drive for St. Angela Merici Conference of St. Vincent de Paul food bank, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity.

Metairie, Louisiana, April 20, 2020- Brooke Erin Posey Foundation is responding to meet the needs of the food bank for St. Angela Merici Conference of St. Vincent de Paul by having a social distancing drive-thru drop off food drive on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will be collecting non-perishable food items by the church on the corner of Pomona and Beverly Gardens.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

Since we are canceling events, we are looking at any avenue we can to build awareness and support our donors and sponsors. Giving Tuesday Now is a great avenue to help build awareness.

COVID19 has changed the fundraising landscape; events are postponed/cancelled and donors and sponsors put philanthropy on hold. During this time, we want to build awareness and support those in need. Wonderful programs like #GivingTuesdayNow allow us to help our community.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said  Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

Those interested in joining the Brooke Erin Posey Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit www.bepfoundation.org/givingtuesdaynow/.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.

About Brooke Erin Posey Foundation

The Brooke Erin Posey Foundation was founded in April of 2019 to honor the memory of Brooke Posey, a student and athlete that was taken from us too soon. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Their mission is to promote charitable and educational events for local children’s charities and spread awareness for those charities in memory of Brooke.

About GivingTuesday

GivngTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: one day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

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#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.