Between the extra helpings and extra items in the cart, you might forget the holidays aren’t actually about taking, but giving, and Giving Tuesday, celebrated on Dec. 1st this year, provides a gateway into just that. In its fourth year, the new “holiday” of sorts offers a selfless response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday by encouraging charitable giving and highlighting worthy causes.
Please join the Clearwater Free Clinic as we begin the holiday giving season on #GivingTuesday, December 1st. Help us provide medical care for those in our community who can’t afford it. As part of our #GivingTuesday plan, we are trying to provide comprehensive health care for 20 of our patients for a year. Because of the generosity of our community partners and our 150+ volunteers, the Clinic is able to provide:
$250 will provide 5 patients with diabetic meds & supplies for 1 month
$500 will provide the CFC with acute & chronic care meds for 2 days
$1000 will provide comprehensive medical care for a family of 4 for 1 year
Our goal is to raise $5,000 on #GivingTuesday. We want to challenge our community to give generously on this day that is designated to give to others.
Here in Pinellas County, 25% of our neighbors lack health insurance. Subsequently, their chronic illnesses are not monitored and controlled and, with any acute problem, they end up in the Emergency Room. With your gift, the Clearwater Free Clinic can provide comprehensive health care to these neighbors. Together, we can save lives.
There are several ways to get involved with the Clinic on #GivingTuesday.
First, please DONATE
You can help us meet our goal by giving generously. Our giving site is already open, so you can give right now! Remember, $250 will pay the Clinic’s share of a patient’s care for an entire year ($62 will pay for 3 months)! www.clearwaterfreeclinic.org/donate
POST on Social Media
You can help the Clearwater Free Clinic spread the word about #Giving Tuesday by posting on social media; be sure to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday in your posts.
Take an “UNSELFIE”
Everyone loves to take selfies, but we encourage you to do something a little different. To take an “unselfie,” make a sign that says, “I’m giving to the Clearwater Free Clinic” and “#Unselfie” and then hold the sign when you take the picture. Post it on social media…and remember to tag the Clearwater Free Clinic’s social Media pages, too. CFC on Facebook and CFC on Twitter