LA Dads members (and one Mom) volunteered this morning for Giving Tuesday at the Good+ Foundation in Los Angeles. We had a really great time sorting, counting, packing, and even dancing as we packed Plum Organics Super Smoothies for families in need across Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the hunger capital of the United States (there are more people who are “food insecure” than any other major City in the U.S.) and so the nutritious food from Plum Organics will help LA-area families eat healthy. Plum Organics is the nation’s #1 organic baby food brand and we are so grateful for their donation of their Super Smoothie organic superfoods snacks as well as their commitment to using business as a force for good.
Check out and share some of the photos from our event!
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of outreach dedicated to helping others meant to kick-off the holiday season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes.
#GivingTuesday started in 2012, in part as a response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. It originated as a collaboration between New York’s 92nd Street Y, a longtime NYC Dads Group partner, and the United Nations Foundation. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide annually participate in the day.
This will be third consecutive year City Dads outposts around the country have participated in #GivingTuesday activities, but it is the first time the fatherhood support network has had a national sponsor for its work. In past years, our chapter members from San Francisco to New York City have assisted at local food banks, held diaper drives, and donated goods and clothes to shelters for homeless or abused children.
DISCLOSURE: Plum Organics is partnering with City Dads Group for the #GivingTuesday work mentioned above through a donation of goods and financial compensation.