NBCC Foundation Partners with Giving Tuesday

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The philanthropic affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the premier certification board for professional counselors, is partnering with Giving Tuesday, a movement that promotes charitable giving during the holiday season.

“The idea is simple. December 3rd is a day to come together and give something more than usual, or pay it forward,” says Sherry Allen, NBCC Foundation executive director.

The NBCC Foundation has partnered with Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), a movement that aims to take back the holiday season by promoting charitable giving. The second annual Giving Tuesday will take place December 3, 2013, the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which both promote holiday spending.

Giving Tuesday connects individuals, organizations, families and corporations that together embody the power of personal and corporate philanthropy, reminding people that the holidays are the season of giving. The NBCC Foundation brings a focus on mental health as it joins thousands of other organizations participating this year.

Last year, the inaugural Giving Tuesday drew donations to about 2,600 nonprofits. According to The Huffington Post, the day of giving spurred a 53-percent jump in charitable giving, resulting in $10 million in donations. Through increased promotion of the upcoming event, Giving Tuesday looks to increase not only the impact, but the level of giving that each nonprofit receives.

A donation to the NBCC Foundation directly benefits a counseling student who will work with military, rural or minority communities. Donations also support the implementation of mental health facilitation training for under-served and never-served communities around the globe.

“The idea is simple. December 3rd is a day to come together and give something more than usual, or pay it forward,” says Sherry Allen, NBCC Foundation executive director. “Whether that is a charitable donation or giving your time and resources, we want everyone to get involved with this great, new tradition of generosity.”

The NBCC Foundation invites charitable givers to make counseling a priority by making a donation for Giving Tuesday here. The Foundation also invites donors to post their Giving Tuesday plans and participate in the social media conversation happening on their Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

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About the NBCC Foundation:
The NBCC Foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board for counselors who meet high standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. There are currently more than 52,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in more than 50 countries.

About Giving Tuesday:
#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

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