DOROT to raise Funds for Friendship this #GivingTuesday

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DOROT joins the global #GivingTuesday movement with plans to raise Funds for Friendship.

This year, on November 27, DOROT is excited to be collecting gifts for our essential visiting programs, such as Friendly Visiting and seasonal Package Deliveries; DOROT is raising Funds for Friendship.

DOROT, a leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism, has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. Last year, DOROT harnessed the power of #GivingTuesday into a successful campaign to create Sunday and Evening programming for seniors in order to combat social isolation at these critical times. This year, on November 27, DOROT is excited to be collecting gifts for our essential visiting programs, such as Friendly Visiting and seasonal Package Deliveries; DOROT is raising Funds for Friendship.

Through many of DOROT’s signature programs, including Package Deliveries and Friendly Visiting, seniors are matched with volunteers who visit them at home. These intergenerational connections ease seniors’ loneliness and enhance their lives. In addition to companionship, volunteers bring meals to older adults on Thanksgiving and provide holiday essentials for Rosh Hashanah and Passover; they also deliver hats, gloves, and nourishment for the cold winter months. We deliver birthday cakes and warm wishes, celebrate a night of Chanukah, and have other special one-time events bringing volunteers into the homes of older New Yorkers.

Each year, over 7,000 volunteers and 3,000 seniors are touched by all of DOROT’s programming. Countless friendships and memories are made every day thanks to the support of our community. With the funds raised on #GivingTuesday, DOROT can continue our visiting programs and create new intergenerational connections.

On November 27, supporters can make an online donation to DOROT, then encourage their social media networks to do the same, all while sharing the personal stories behind those gifts. We are grateful for a generous match by the Miriam & Arthur Diamond Charitable Trust. Thanks to this gift, DOROT anticipates raising over $30,000 in one day! Our goal is to raise $20,000 plus the $10,000 match. To join DOROT’s #GivingTuesday campaign, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. DOROT’s #GivingTuesday website information will be shared in the coming weeks.

About DOROT
DOROT is a social service agency dedicated to alleviating social isolation among older adults by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism.

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