#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back to their communities.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street YMCA – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Since then, over $300 million has been raised online to benefit a broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
This year, Wu Yee Children’s Services is proud to announce our new campaign for 2018's #GivingTuesday on 11/27: Adopt a Classroom.
Wu Yee provides safe, quality early learning environments for the children who need it most. Help us design and build new classrooms to encourage lifelong learning at Westside Child Development Center. Westside CDC is located within the full city-block sized Westside Courts housing complex, which is undergoing necessary repairs and renovations. Many families we serve experience housing instability and Wu Yee provides a safe refuge where children can explore, learn and grow. Now is a perfect opportunity to update Westside's classrooms with all new furniture, including a science/discovery area, a writing/language area, a music/listening area, and a dramatic play area. We are improving on and adding to specific zones and areas that facilitate different types of play and learning. Adopt a Classroom and help us to raise $15,000 for new furniture to help all kids grow, explore, and learn!
Examples of how your contributions can improve a preschooler’s learning:
Heavy-Duty Toddler Dress-Up Center: $329.00
Built to withstand years of use, the laminate unit features safe, rounded edges and corners, plus a shatterproof acrylic mirror. It holds tons of outfits—with plenty of toddler-safe costume hooks, plus 3 cubbies on top for accessories like hats.
Play & Explore Color-Changing Light Center: $279.00
This wooden center features a heavy-duty acrylic panel with a beveled edge—plus a big, LED-illuminated surface that displays 4 vibrant colors…and stays cool to the touch even after extended use. This super-sturdy light center creates a safe and inviting space where little ones can build with blocks, explore color and light.
Help Yourself Bookstand: $189.00
This sturdy wooden bookstand puts kids’ favorite books right at their fingertips! It features 5 rows of overlapping shelves that store books neatly and accessibly—encouraging young readers to help themselves.