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Federation adds family fun to #GivingTuesday

The Tampa JCCs & Federation will once again participate in #Giving Tuesday as part of its Annual Campaign to raise funds, but this year is turning it into a day or fun-filled family activities with the theme of “Get Your Tzedakah On.”

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back for the greater good and this year will happen on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

“When you give you are making a real impact in the lives of others. It adds meaning to your life when you know you are joining others in tikkun olam – repairing the world,” said Alissa Fischel, chief development officer of the Tampa JCCs & Federation.” We are dreaming big this year. We hope to raise $200,000 on #GivingTuesday with the support of our volunteers and generous donors.”

Folks can “Get Your Tzedakah On” on #GivingTuesday by answering the call on that day or making a gift online at

An even better way is to join in on the fun at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, where folks can make calls asking for the community’s support, do crafts, sing, act, snack and enjoy the day.

Sign up now for available two-hour shifts for the whole family at

People can also get social by joining in and follow the conversation using #GivingTuesday for posts to encourage friends to get involved. Hashtags to use include: #GivingTuesday, #JFedcares, #Tampa and #Givingback.

About #GivingTuesday

Held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their end-of-the-year giving.

This event was created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York and has become a global movement by harnessing the power of social media to inspire and transform how people think, talk and participate in the giving season. It also brings together the collective power of nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses as well as families and individuals to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

For more information, or for those interested in lending a helping hand on #GivingTuesday, contact Michelle Gallagher at (813) 739-1687 or

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