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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Community Missions!

by Christian Hoffman

Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 28

Fri, Nov 24th 2017 10:00 am

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – More than 100 students and five restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions on its Fifth Annual #GivingTuesday event on November 28.

Click here to donate to #GivingTuesday at Community Missions!

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in thanks to #GivingTuesday.

“Each year, #GivingTuesday is a wonderful opportunity to bring the focus back to giving each holiday season,” said Christian Hoffman, Communications & Development Manager at Community Missions. “We are always thrilled to see how our community of supporters wants to make an impact, and we are looking forward to our most successful #GivingTuesday yet!”

Beginning on November 28, five local restaurants will participate in “Dining for Dollars,” a week-long event where each property will donate a portion of their sales to Community Missions. Participating restaurants include:

* Rainforest Cafe, 300 3rd St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-2626 – Will donate 10% of sales on Tuesday, 11/28.

* TGI Friday's, 300 3rd St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 282-2580 – Will donate 10% of sales on Wednesday, 11/29.

* Power City Eatery, 444 3rd St., Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 304-1990 – Will donate 10% of sales on Friday, 12/1.

* Third Street Retreat, 250 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 371-0760  – Will donate 10% of sales on Saturday, 12/2.

* Village Bake Shoppe, 417 Center St., Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-2300 – Will donate $1 for each Cake in A Cup sold between Monday, 11/27 – Friday, 12/1.

Those interested in donating as a part of #GivingTuesday at Community Missions can do so in a number of ways. Donations, including clothing, household items, non-perishable foods and financial, can be dropped off at the Mission, at 1570 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls, NY 14303, or made online here.

About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2016, CMI provided over 89,000 meals and over 11,000 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, please visit www.CommunityMissions.org.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28, 2017. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org      Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday        Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues




By The Numbers...

In 2016, Community Missions provided:

11,104 nights of shelter

89,366 meals

6,744 individuals with clothing

2,295 care days in Youth Services

46,888 care days in Recovery Services

73,994 care days in Housing Services

182 opportunities for Faith Development


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