NYC Dads Group needs a dozen good fathers from its membership to help with its Giving Tuesday 2017 outreach work.
Volunteers will be needed Monday night, Nov. 27, to help sort and bundle more than 400 pounds of food donated by Plum Organics®, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand. The next day the food will be distributed by GOOD+ Foundation, a nonprofit group that works with a network of more than 100 community-based organizations across the country to distribute essentials to families in need.
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NYC Dads is one of 12 City Dads Group chapters across the United States that Plum Organics is working with this year to help nourish children and assist families in need on Nov. 28, Giving Tuesday, an international day of helping others that follows Thanksgiving. Last year for Giving Tuesday Plum Organics donated more than 24,000 meals to charitable organizations chosen by seven City Dads Group chapters.
“We are proud to expand our Giving Tuesday partnership with Plum Organics to support nonprofits that support families in need across the United States,” said Matt Schneider, co-founder of City Dads Group. “Our dads are very proud to be able to provide time and much needed food to our communities.”
This will be fourth consecutive year NYC Dads Group has participated in Giving Tuesday activities. In years past, it has collected, sorted and bundled clothes or food for the GOOD+ and its predecessor, Baby Buggy.
Giving Tuesday started in 2012, in part as a response to the commercialism of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. The event started 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 now participate in the annual day.
NYC Dads Group members and others who are not able to participate can follow our work on Twitter and Instagram. By using hashtags #PlumParents and #GivingTuesday, you can see pictures of our dads across the country supporting families in need.
DISCLOSURE: Plum Organics is partnering with City Dads Group for the Giving Tuesday work mentioned above through a donation of goods and financial compensation.