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#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.
KWVH, also known as Wimberley Valley Radio has been fulfilling its mission to inform, entertain, and bring this community together especially during times of crisis by reaching out to the listeners in our region and supplying our community with relevant, timely and consistent updates on how Covid-19 is impacting our community’s people and businesses.
KWVH, is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to help raise funds for our broadcast console from Studio A (also known as the fishbowl) which suffered a catastrophic surge during a severe thunderstorm that struck our area last week and is no longer operable. With the recent Covid-19 restrictions we’ve chosen to implement that allow for only 1 staff or volunteer in the Studio at a time, we are now forced to expand that restriction so that our only other studio (Studio-B) which shares the main station office space can be utilized even while our staff member is present.
KWVH desperately needs to replace the broadcast console from Studio-A while at the same time find a further way to bring in much needed operation costs that amount to $500 a day to keep our station on the air… but our original pledge drive scheduled for April and May this year that would have provided the fundraising opportunity to reach these goals has been postponed indefinitely.
Those interested in joining KWVH’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can donate now!
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.
GivingTuesday 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: a 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.
#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.
We here at KWVH and all of us participating in #GivingTuesdayNow would like to take this opportunity to thank you for listening and for helping us spread the word.
Please consider sharing this post with your network and as Asha Curran, the CEO of GivingTuesday said, “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.
#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.”