Save the Date: #GivingTuesday

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This year, Because People Matter is launching its End of Year Giving with #GivingTuesday. What is #GivingTuesday? Well there is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now, #GivingTuesday. It is a day to celebrate and encourage giving in our community. In 2015, over 700,000 people participated from over 70 countries. This global movement aims to connect individuals to nonprofits, and expand generosity, which in turn creates healthier, and more sustainable communities. We have a few ways you can get involved with #GivingTuesday and Because People Matter.

First, you can share, share, share! Tell your friends, family members, coworkers, your barista, or your yoga instructor, about #GivingTuesday. This is a social movement, so make sure to share posts, videos, and photos about #GivingTuesday and how YOU plan to get involved online.

Second, take a photo of yourself, with a statement about why you are giving to Because People Matter and tag us, and tag #unselfie. We will be looking for some great stories about why you plan to donate on #GivingTuesday, and YOU could be featured in a blog post!

Third and finally, donate on, before, or even after #GivingTuesday. Because we are a nonprofit, we rely on donations from people like you. By donating, we can continue to provide 1,000 meals a week, or provide medial and dental care to houseless citizens, and so much more. Even $5 can make a difference.

We invite you to brainstorm with your peers about ways you can get involved. Are you planning a bake sale for Because People Matter? Tell us! We would love to feature your creativity for #GivingTuesday!

Keep checking back for updates on #GivingTuesday, and as always keep Loving People Because People Matter!

-Because People Matter Staff

Upcoming Event: 2016 Fall Gala

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On Saturday, November 12th, we will be hosting our 4th Annual Fall Gala at the Multnomah Athletic Club in downtown Portland, Oregon.

As in past years, we will have a silent and live auction, a dessert dash, fun games, great food, and overall a wonderful time benefiting Because People Matter.

For more information, a preview of auction items, and ticket purchases, please see our event page here: Fall Gala Event Page