One Week Away from Giving Tuesday!

The holiday shopping season is in full effect and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. As you gear up to spend we wanted to remind you of the opportunity to give back. Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a new international day of giving championed by thousands of organizations around the world. Organizations have collectively raised $116.7 million for good causes since Giving Tuesday began in 2012.

This is our second year being a part of #GivingTuesday and this year our mantra is "I Am a Dreamer, I Have a Dream and My Dream is Real." Your donations go towards making real dreams come true. Last year's donors helped us to fund an array of programming for our Dreamers. This past summer, for example, Dreamers were able to partake in paid "Work is Success" internships where they were introduced to the world of work. We were also able to provide an interdisciplinary summer course for our Dreamers to practice and build crucial skills, such as critical thinking and close reading.

This year we are focused on making an intentional impact on our Dreamers as whole individuals. This is why in addition to raising money for things like Mentoring, Academic Tutoring, and College Tours we are adding Mental Health & Wellness programming. 

Visit our Giving Tuesday fundraising site at MyDreamIsReal.MyDagsite.com to donate and learn more about how your support can help our Newark Dreamers realize their dreams!