Posting the photo to a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account with the hashtag #unSelfieCNY will make it eligible for a random drawing the Community Foundation will hold upon completion of Giving Tuesday. One person chosen at random will be able to name the Central New York charity of their choice to receive a $1,000 grant from the Community Foundation. In order to be eligible for the giveaway, your post must contain the hashtag #unSelfieCNY and its security settings set to be viewable by the public.
“We see this effort as a fun way to share the message that it does not take a lot of money or time to make a significant difference on your community,” said Peter Dunn, Community Foundation President and CEO. “Central New York is full of generous people, and we want to highlight that. We hope people take this opportunity to talk with their children, friends and colleagues about how we can each do our part.”
Those interested in viewing the #unSelfieCNY posts can visit cnycf.org/givingtuesday to see them as they are posted throughout the day.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
Central New York Community Foundation
Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $172 million. It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges. More info: cnycf.org.