Turnstone Joins the 2018 Global #GivingTuesday Movement with $10,000 Match from AWS Foundation

November 15th, 2018

Turnstone Joins the 2018 Global #GivingTuesday Movement with $10,000 Match from AWS Foundation

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 15, 2018) – With the holiday season quickly approaching, Turnstone is gearing up for this year’s #GivingTuesday on November 27, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage local acts of philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

#GivingTuesday encourages the whole community to consider how they can give back this holiday season. This could include volunteering time, making donations, and finding other ways to lend a hand to a neighbor or other meaningful cause.

The community is invited to celebrate #GivingTuesday with Turnstone by making a donation or signing up to volunteer for an upcoming event or program. The AWS Foundation has generously committed to match new and increased gifts $1 for $1 up to $10,000 to Turnstone only on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

“Turnstone is grateful to be able to participate in the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement,” said Mike Mushett, Turnstone Chief Executive Officer. “Support from our donors help Turnstone ensure we are able to provide vital resources and services for children and adults with disabilities when they need it most.” 

Those who are interested in celebrating #GivingTuesday with Turnstone can visit www.turnstone.org/givingtuesday or call Rena Burden at (260) 483-2100. 

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.





ABOUT TURNSTONE:  Now in its 75th year of service, Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing one of the most comprehensive offerings of services and programs to people with disabilities and their families under one roof in the United States. Thanks to generous support and compassionate staff, Turnstone’s legacy of advocacy and innovation continues to contribute to a world that accepts and values people based on their abilities. This legacy now includes the privilege of functioning as the home training facility for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Goalball Teams and the goalball resident program through a partnership with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). www.turnstone.org | Twitter: @TurnstoneCenter | Facebook: Turnstone Center of Children and Adults with Disabilities | Instagram: @TurnstoneCenter


ABOUT GIVING TUESDAY: Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all

50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in thegiving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: Websitewww.givingtuesday.org | Facebookwww.facebook.com/GivingTuesday | Twittertwitter.com/GivingTues



CUT LINE: The community is invited to celebrate #GivingTuesday with Turnstone on November 27th by choosing how they would like to give back to their community this holiday season. Donations to Turnstone will help support programming for people with disabilities, including their inclusive Kimbrough Early Learning Center. 

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