ITHACA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GiveGab, the social network for volunteers, has joined forces with 9/11 Day, the international nonprofit movement to observe September 11 as a day of charitable service. Together they will empower volunteer efforts for what has become the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, with more than 35 million participants last year alone. GiveGab allows organizations to easily create online volunteer programs and connect with those looking to observe and reflect upon the events of September 11 by working together to help others in need. GiveGab will also be making a donation to Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit fund for the children of 9/11 and others impacted by global terrorism.
“GiveGab’s support of 9/11 Day will make a big difference in bringing our messages of remembrance, healing and the opportunity to give back to countless people this year”
“Each year on 9/11, there are millions of Americans who may not normally get involved with charitable efforts or volunteer programs but who want to find a way to do something in their community to meaningfully reflect on the events of that day,” said Charlie Mulligan, chief executive officer of GiveGab. “We’re working with 9/11 Day and dozens of nonprofits around the nation to make sure that people can find programs and service events in their area and everyone can take part in this day of reflection and action.”
Nonprofits, universities and corporations organizing 9/11 remembrance activities can quickly add their service projects to GiveGab.com, exposing their opportunities to people interested in giving back on this day. Once these events are activated within GiveGab and tagged as a 9/11 activity, they will be easy to find as people begin looking for ways to give back.
“GiveGab’s support of 9/11 Day will make a big difference in bringing our messages of remembrance, healing and the opportunity to give back to countless people this year,” said Jay S. Winuk, executive vice president and co-founder of the nonprofit MyGoodDeed, which began and is the caretaker of the 9/11 Day observance. “GiveGab’s special ability to help people track their participation in charitable engagement and spread the word through social media about their participation in this landmark day of good deeds will give the observance a great boost.”
9/11 Day is the international nonprofit movement to observe September 11 with charitable service and good deeds. The founders, David Paine and Jay Winuk, created this observance with the support of many in the 9/11 community soon after the attacks to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help people and communities in need, in their own way, including a record 35 million people in 2012 alone.
GiveGab will donate $2 to Tuesday’s Children for each of the first 500 9/11-related volunteer opportunities posted to the GiveGab site. Tuesday's Children serves all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 — children, families, 9/11 responders and veterans — through life-changing programs and services. Tuesday’s Children’s strength is based on community, as connecting those with similar experiences has a profound and positive impact on their collective healing.
“Twelve years after 9/11, we’re continuing our long-term commitment to meet the needs of every individual impacted by the events of that day,” said Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children. “By partnering with GiveGab, we’re building our community and spreading the positive impact of volunteerism and growing our needs-based and mental health programs.”
For more information on 9/11 Day, visit www.911Day.org
For more information on Tuesday’s Children, visit www.tuesdayschildren.org
For more information on GiveGab, visit www.givegab.com.
GiveGab, the social network for volunteers, is dedicated to helping volunteers and nonprofit organizations interact in local communities. GiveGab’s goal is to create a fun yet effective online environment that encourages real-world volunteer hours, donations and social interactions. GiveGab helps volunteers find volunteer opportunities in their local community, log volunteer hours and create a volunteer resume. Volunteer managers at nonprofits, colleges/universities, businesses and clubs can use the service to create and manage events, programs and opportunities; recruit volunteers; track volunteer hours; and report their success.