The OAC Takes on the #GivingTuesday Challenge – Because of YOU!
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day where the nation traditionally is challenged to engage in charitable giving to give back to a cause near and dear to their heart. Looking back on 2014, we feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our amazing members and supporters who have helped make 2014 another benchmark year for the OAC, so we have decided to take on the #GivingTuesday challenge ourselves!
Starting today, we pledge to give away 250 FREE MEMBERSHIPS throughout the remainder of 2014, giving those who are not able to afford the cost of membership the opportunity to join and be part of the voice of the millions affected by excess weight and obesity.
Why the twist on #GivingTuesday? Make no mistake that the OAC relies on the generosity of our members and supporters, but on a day when we and other charities traditionally ask for others to give, we feel it is OUR duty – as a philanthropic organization – to give, too! Our membership is the heart and soul of the OAC, and what better way to give back than to welcome new members regardless of any financial limitations!
So how can you take part in #GivingTuesday?
- ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE COALITION! If you, yourself are in need of joining the OAC but have not had the means to do so yet, we invite you to JOIN THE OAC through the OAC Gives back initiative.
- SPREAD THE WORD! Already a member of the OAC? SHARE the OAC Gives back Initiative with a friend or family member who may be in need. This is a GREAT way for you to give to others on #GivingTuesday.
- DONATE TODAY! If you wish to support the OAC in our OAC Gives back effort to give away 250 FREE memberships, consider making a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to the OAC.
- ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO REMEMBER THE OAC IN THEIR END-OF-YEAR GIVING! You may run a support group, or maybe you’re very involved in a community organization. Consider sharing the OAC with others who may be of interest in supporting the organization in their end-of-year giving. PRINT the OAC’s end-of-year donation form or SEND THE LINK to friends and family.
No matter how you choose to participate in #GivingTuesday, we want you to know that it is because of you that we are able to serve the millions of individuals affected by excess weight and obesity. It is because of you that we are able to live out our mission to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. Your support makes a difference!