Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow

By Jim Wambach | May 5, 2020

Unleashing the power of people to transform their communities

Dear Friends,

Succeeding by Reading students and tutors celebrate graduation.

On this special edition of Giving Tuesday, we celebrate all of you who are helping your neighbors, your community, and the most vulnerable in our society.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spared no one. It’s far-reaching impact has created unprecedented challenges and hardships. But despite the uncertainty and anxiety we all may feel, one thing has been truly inspiring: How the entire East Bay community has come together to provide for and nourish those most vulnerable.

The nonprofit world has banded together to create a very special #GivingTuesdayNow to “unleash the power of people to transform their communities.”

We have chosen to use this special edition of Giving Tuesday to celebrate everyone who is already leaning into the crisis. Our sincere thanks pours out to all of you who are helping your neighbors, your community, and the most vulnerable in our society.

Let’s all set aside a few minutes to reflect on how we can continue to help in the coming weeks and months.

Succeeding by Reading student and tutor.

You helped us respond immediately to the COVID-19 crisis, helping us to reconnect our students with the tutors they have come to know and love. That is the power of giving back to your community!

Many families in our community are being severely challenged and need your help in different ways.

For them, sheltering in place is far different than what we may be experiencing. Many of these families are now completely without income, and will not receive any government financial assistance. They are struggling just to put food on the table and make rent. For them, it’s all about short term survival.

As a community, we must all band together and help these families through a short-term survival and then through the long term recovery. So this Giving Tuesday, we hope you take a moment, if you haven’t already done so, to explore how best you can help.

We would like to invite you to our Hope for Children Now LIVE event. Learn how the Children Rising community is nourishing and empowering vulnerable children and youth who are going to come back to school in the fall even further behind.

We have a wonderful program scheduled that you will not want to miss. We’ll hear inspiring stories from students, teachers, and tutors; a special message from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; and a silent auction featuring amazing vacations and other fun items to bid on.

You can nourish and sustain a family in our community today. We hope you can join us for our Hope for Children Now LIVE online event on May 16th at 7:00 PM. Mark your calendar!

For the children,


YES, I CAN nourish and sustain a vulnerable child TODAY.

 I want to learn more about reading or math clinics to see if tutoring is right for me!

 I want help fund Children Rising to empower many more children when they return to the classroom!

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