(November 2014) All pledges to the HVA Foundation help support the staff and enhance the classrooms that surround our kids as they develop the intellect and skills necessary for life beyond high school
Knoxville, TN, November 24, 2014 – Hardin Valley Academy Foundation, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
The Foundation's mission statement is directly tied to improving technology resources, funding professional development opportunities, and improving the physical facilities at HVA. To improve our funding sources and reach a wider donor base, we have engaged in a relationship with the #GivingTuesday campaign through our partner NetworkForGood.
"Our board was very impressed with the new DonateNow page we recently added to our Foundation website. The page is run by NetworkForGood who have tremendous resources for non-profit organizations," stated President Gary Rowcliffe. "We were pleasantly surprised by all the help they could provide our organization, especially help in launching a campaign for our Foundation, spearheaded by this day of annual giving campaign, #GivingTuesday," Rowcliffe elatedly said. "I was happy to see other local non-profits, like the United Way chapter here, and our American Cancer Society chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bethany Christian Services, the local YMCA's, the Junior League, even our Zoo - all are partners in this campaign. This gives new meaning to think globally, act locally, as this campaign is in growing in 20+ other countries."
“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world."