Contribute to Giving Tuesday
By Roxanne Foster, JAWS Operations Director
As 2016 draws to a close and the season of giving begins, we’re looking forward to 2017 and all that we’d like to do to further our mission of “supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism.”
This year, we’re participating in Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) and are asking you to join us. We’re asking you to give to JAWS in honor of the women in your life, especially the JAWdesses who inspire you to “lift as you climb.” Give the cost of a week’s worth of coffee prepared by your favorite barista. Ask your family and friends to give to JAWS in lieu of buying you something else you don’t really need (or want) this holiday season.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 on Giving Tuesday to help bring more training, mentoring and networking opportunities to our members via webinars, workshops and through our regional gatherings. Each dollar you give will go towards expanding and strengthening valuable connections that help support – and keep – women in journalism.
Regardless of whether you can give $10 or $100, we ask that you give and encourage others to do so, as well. If you post a #GivingTuesday #UNselfie (selfless selfie) or just share why you chose to give to JAWS on social media, don’t forget to tag @womenjournos on Twitter and Instagram so we can repost and retweet. (The official “UNselfie” sign that you can print and post with can be found here.)
Thank you in advance for giving. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
JAWS is a charitable nonprofit organization (501(c)3), so your donations are tax-deductible.