Tabitha has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day created to encourage generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is among the widely recognized shopping holiday events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The goal is to kick off the holiday season by inspiring people to support their friends and neighbors and give back to local charities and causes. To sweeten the gifts, Facebook has partnered with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2 million in donations this year, in addition to waiving donation fees.

Christmas Gifts for Elders

An easy way to impact the life of a senior is to ensure they have a Christmas gift this season. The holidays can be a difficult and lonely time for older adults, especially those who have lost loved ones. And for many local seniors, their Tabitha caregiver or volunteer may be the only contact they have each day. Giving as little as $10 can help deliver some holiday cheer to a friend or neighbor in your community.

“Giving Tuesday is yet another opportunity for Tabitha to collaborate with the communities we serve and make a difference,” said Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs. “This season, help us deliver a heartfelt smile to local seniors.”

EVERY DAY, 2,500 seniors in 28 Nebraska counties rely on Tabitha, a local nonprofit, faith-based organization, for a variety of services, such as Tabitha Meals on Wheels, in-home medical care, rehabilitation therapy, skilled nursing, hospice and more. Tabitha’s goal is to support our friends and neighbors and provide exceptional care to local seniors. Tabitha relies on gracious donors  to make up this possible.

To join Tabitha’s #GivingTuesday initiative, visit www.Tabitha.org/GivingTuesday.

Other Ways to Give to Tabitha

#GivingTuesday goes beyond gifts of treasure, but also of time and talent. There are a variety of ways to serve our Elders as a volunteer—from delivering Tabitha Meals on Wheels to visiting Tabitha Hospice clients. Or you may want to make a career of delivering exceptional care to older adults with a job at Tabitha. View information on volunteering at www.Tabitha.org/volunteer and current job openings at www.Tabitha.org/careers.

About Tabitha

As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties for over 130 years, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, visit us at Tabitha.org.

About #GivingTuesday

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook page, or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.