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Where We’re Donating For #GivingTuesday This Year

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#GivingTuesday is a relatively new phenomenon, and one that the Full Court Press team is thrilled to get behind. After its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday became the type of trend we love to see around the holiday season— one which encourages altruism and reflection. An antidote-like balance to the consumerism often surrounding the holidays, groups have coalesced around causes they care about, creating new movements such as Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday. The day serves to kick off the charitable season of holiday and end-of-year giving and reorient the focus of the holidays to practicing generosity.

In the past, FCP has provided communications tips for organizations looking to take advantage of the trend by creating a deluge of support. This year, to mark the occasion, the FCP team is sharing some of the organizations we’re looking forward to donating to this holiday season.  

The FCP Giving Back Project

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This month, we banded together to make a donation from our office for the holidays. Inspired by the FCP mascot (a woolen “calming llama”) and our office-wide love of animals, we bundled donations through Heifer International to donate a llama to a family in need.

Heifer International provides llamas to families living at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains of South America where no other animals can withstand the harsh conditions. Their wool is prized around the world for being denser, warmer and softer than sheep wool — making it possible for families to earn a steady living by either selling the wool or making clothes and blankets. The donation of an animal like a llama can provide families with years of economic opportunities on top of their calcium rich milk. It’s a great cause that’s worth checking out.

We’re ending the year on a note of gratitude – a huge thank you to our clients, partners, and colleagues who helped make this a great year!