CIF's first #GivingTuesday a Grand Success

On December 2nd, during CIF's first participation in #GivingTuesday – a global day for giving back – we raised $16,417 online. New donors gave $7,162, which will be matched by the Colman Foundation bringing the grand total raised for the day to $25,379! In addition, we hit the 800 like mark on Facebook and increased our Twitter following to 176. Many thanks to all our supporters for making the day so successful for CIF.

#GivingTuesday was started two years ago as the charitable answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending. Many non-profits participate in the day of giving, and people across the world have joined in to support the causes they love and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Blackbaud, a Charleston, S.C. company that tracks donations to nonprofits, reported 2014 #GivingTuesday donations totaled $26.1 million, a 36% increase in online giving over last year.

While #GivingTuesday is now over, the annual fundraising season is not. We continue to ask for your suport during this time. Your tax-deductible gifts enable CIF to continue our work with the individuals we support to live full, independent lives based on their hopes and dreams.

Visit our Annual Appeal page to make a donation and a difference.

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