SAINT AUGUSTINE – This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, how will you join the movement?
Council on Aging (COA) has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is being held this year on Nov. 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
This year, COA is utilizing Giving Tuesday to improve the quality of life for older adults in St. Johns County by strengthening our programs and services, including five senior centers, Care Connection, Integrative Memory Enhancement Program ©, Meals on Wheels, and more. The money contributed will enable COA to build more wheelchair ramps, deliver more meals to homebound seniors, and enhance our senior center programming, among other things.
“Now, more than ever, it is important to not only provide basic necessities to our seniors, but opportunities for fun and engaging activities, as well,” said Becky Yanni, Council on Aging Executive Director. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, many of our seniors have been particularly hard hit. We want to bring both comfort and joy back in to their lives.”
Those who are interested in joining Council on Aging’s Giving Tuesday initiative can visit http://www.coasjc.org , visit COA Council on Aging on Facebook, send a check to COA (180 Marine St., St. Augustine, 32084), or call Cindy Walker, Development and Communication Associate, at 904-209-3687. For more details about the Giving Tuesday movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.