Children of the Nations joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement | Helping Hands

Pledges to give blankets to children in need

SILVERDALE — Children of the Nations has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

On Nov. 28, COTN will collect donations of blankets for children in need. They will be sharing this opportunity on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Children.of.the.Nations), Twitter (@COTNI) and Instagram (@cotni) with the hashtag #GiveWarmth.

Every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated for #GivingTuesday. The day kicks off the holiday giving season by inspiring people to give to the charities and causes they support, both locally and globally.

According to COTN, vulnerable children in Africa and the Caribbean often have to sleep on thin mats that offer no protection from dirt, germs, insects, and the local cold or rainy seasons. Sometimes, they even sleep directly on the ground. COTN will give quality blankets to protect these children from the elements and to help them get the sleep they need to stay focused in school. The cost of giving one blanket to a child in need is $10, and COTN’s goal is to raise $10,000 for blankets on #GivingTuesday.

“A blanket is essential. And whenever we distribute blankets, there’s also a sense of love,” COTN resource director Dave Schertzer said in an announcement of the program. “Providing warmth and a full night’s sleep for our children is one of the best things we can give them.”

92Y, a cultural center in New York City, conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Those who are interested in joining COTN’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit cotni.org/warmth. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

Children of the Nations is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to raising children out of poverty and hopelessness so they can become leaders who transform their nations. The organization provides care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. By partnering with local people, they establish Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit orphans and children living with families or caregivers who cannot properly provide for them).

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