#GivingTuesday, December 3rd 2013
The Golden Hat Foundation is excited to participate in a new movement that channels the kindhearted spirit of the holiday season and inspires action around charitable giving.
#GivingTuesday is a national campaign that brings together thousands of organizations and individuals for a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. This year, GivingTuesday lands on December 3rd, perfectly placed after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering the opportunity to balance overindulgence with altruism.
The need for cohesion and generosity is greater than ever. People with autism face daily speech and sensory challenges and they must also cope with negative attitudes of society, inadequate support for their needs and, in some cases, outright discrimination. Sadly, the challenges don't stop here.
Within the next 15 years, more than 500,000 children in the US with autism will enter adulthood. Today, many adults with autism are being cared for by aging parents, who in most cases will not outlive their children, leaving them with limited options for lifelong support.
In addition to ongoing unique awareness initiatives that highlight capabilities of those with autism, our long-term goals include the establishment of innovative post high-school living campuses designed to truly honor all individuals on the autism spectrum by creating an environment that supports and respects their individual needs and strengths.
It is imperative that we continue working to change negative stigmas and pave the way for people with autism to thrive. To help us continue our work and reach our goals, we ask that you take a moment to consider giving what you saved on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and remember that any gift, no matter the size, makes a meaningful difference.
Click here to give or kindly mail a check to: Golden Hat Foundation, 7301 Ranch Road 620 North, Suite 155 #111, Austin, TX 78726.
Remember to check with your employer about their matching gift program for an easy way to double or triple your contribution at no cost to you - You can see if your employer participates here.
We wish you all the hope, wonder, and joy that the season can bring.
-The Golden Hat Team
"We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help create GivingTuesday, the giving season's opening day"- GivingTuesday.org
Your gift is tax deductive to the extent allowed by the law. The Golden Hat Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax id number is 27-3458145.