|Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Celebrity Ambassador and Big Sister Nancy Lieberman to Help Moderate #bbbstues #GivingTuesday Event!|
In case you do not already know, today is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season. It is a great way to show your support for the nonprofits you care about, like Big Brothers Big Sisters! Whether you show your support with monetary donations, volunteerism or in other ways, take to the Internet to demonstrate that you care by participating in #GivingTuesday.
At 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Dec. 3, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America will host a national Twitter and Facebook Tour at the Mentoring Hall of Fame in Irving, Texas featuring Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. Bigs and Littles will gather to tell their stories and share the rewards of being a Big Brother or Big Sister. The Twitter hashtag to follow is #bbbstues, and we would love for you to join us!
“I am so excited to see the greater works of Big Brothers Big Sisters as they continue to lead, teach and strengthen mentoring with our Bigs and Littles around the world,” Lieberman said. “There’s no better feeling than to know you have someone to go to that cares! I’m a proud Big to my Little Kimmie.”
Also, if you are joining us, be sure to post an #unselfie or two! Think of the #unselfie as an unselfish selfie. Take a photo, add how you are giving this year, tag it #unselfie, #givingtuesday and #bbbstues, and upload to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! For a helpful introduction to unselfies and #GivingTuesday social media, go here.
Additionally, #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters to help educate others about the costs associated with professional one-to-one mentoring: approximately $1,200/year, $100/month or $25/week. Also, participants can help us stress our need for mentors, especially men of color. More than 30,000 children are currently waiting for a Big. With the help of our supporters, we can work together to shrink that list.
For additional information on #GivingTuesday and our event, go here.
If you are interested in giving on this #GivingTuesday, please go to our donate page.