City of Little Rock Public Relations | Ben Thielemier
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Monday, November 18, 2013
Ben Thielemier | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
City of Little Rock Joins Heifer International, Arkansas Foodbank for #GivingTuesday
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The first Tuesday of December will officially be a day for giving back in Arkansas’ State Capital. The City of Little Rock issued an official Mayoral Proclamation marking December 3, 2013 as #GivingTuesday in partnership with several local charitable and service organizations including Heifer International and the Arkansas Foodbank.
#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
“Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for everyone to contribute to the tremendous impact of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service on the City of Little Rock,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. “Days like Giving Tuesday are important ways for citizens to make an impact and support our local community this holiday season.”
By supporting the Arkansas Foodbank, Heifer International and other charitable organizations on #GivingTuesday, you can use your buying power to affect serious change in the world and alleviate the problems that are costing people their lives right now. This season, in addition to purchasing gadgets and things, Little Rock residents can open their wallets on #GivingTuesday and support important work in our community.
#GivingTuesday is an initiative marking the start of the giving season, spearheaded by groups such as the UN Foundation, the 92nd St. Y, InterAction and Mashable.
About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call 1-800-696-1918.
About the Arkansas Foodbank:
The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its warehouses in Little Rock, Warren, and Caddo Valley serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. Last year the Foodbank distributed more than 16 million pounds of food to agencies that help feed the hungry. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit the Foodbank website at www.arkansasfoodbank.org.