The NCMS Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to make an impact by giving to the charities and causes they support.
In the Foundation’s first year of participation, our goal is to raise $14,000 between Nov. 29 and Dec. 31 to improve access to health care in North Carolina. Fourteen thousand dollars supports one primary care physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner in a rural or underserved community for one year. These providers care for our state’s sickest and most economically disadvantaged people in health care clinics that see well over 50 percent Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured patients. In addition, the communities served by the Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program are some that have been hardest hit by flooding due to Hurricane Matthew. We hope you will consider not only giving to support the Foundation, but also ways you might serve these devastated communities on #GivingTuesday.
“We are happy to participate in this celebration of giving that will transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. NCMS members have the rare opportunity to literally change a patient’s world every day. #GivingTuesday allows our members to join with other nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals to collectively celebrate philanthropy and help create a better world,” said Robert W. Seligson, NCMS Foundation CEO.
Get ready! Our #GivingTuesday webpage and donation site will be open soon! To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: