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Giving Tuesday is almost here!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday? Make a plan to join this global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season.

If you have yet to contribute to the OHS annual fund, this week is the perfect time to do so. OHS faculty, staff and trustees have already achieved 100% giving for the 2018-19 annual fund. (Have you checked on Grace’s progress up the stairs?) Now it’s our families’ turn. Our goal for reaching 100% parent giving is December 19, so we can celebrate at Winter Ceremony.

A new and fun aspect of Giving Tuesday this year is the UNselfie movement. You know selfies, right? “An image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera, especially for posting on social media,” says Merriam-Webster of this 21st-century coinage. For Giving Tuesday, folks are taking and posting “UNselfies” that explain how and why they are supporting a cause, organization or school. Search the #unselfie hashtag on social media and see how may OHS supporters you can find. Better yet, become one yourself! You can make your own caption sheet or use the template here.

For the past 20 years, OHS has guided more than 350 girls to volunteer their time and resources for dozens of philanthropic programs. As our daughters learn the importance of philanthropy, the greatest step we can take as parents is to join them. By giving to OHS, we model for our girls the importance of giving back to this most important community. If you have not made a pledge or a contribution, please consider a gift in any amount. Remember, even if you pledge now, your gift is not due in full until June 30, 2019.  

Give to the annual fund online at https://www.orchardhouse.org/support-us. Then go take your unselfie!