Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Created by the team at the 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. The VLP is delighted to have joined the #GivingTuesday movement to kick off the 2017 charitable giving season and to help #GrowVLP.
Did you know:
Brooklyn is the largest borough in New York City with over 2.6 million residents, and also struggles with one of the highest rates of poverty.
Nearly 1 in 4 Brooklyn residents lives in poverty, including 33% of families with young children and 25% of individuals over the age of 65.
In New York City:
99% of borrowers are unrepresented in consumer credit cases
80% of homeowners are unrepresented in foreclosure cases
97% of parents are unrepresented in child support matters
On Tuesday, November 28th, the VLP invites you to join with us to #GrowVLP: a campaign to the strengthen our supportive space and ensure equal access to legal services for Brooklyn’s most vulnerable residents.
Your support, at any level, on #GivingTuesday will help increase our impact and extend our reach in the Brooklyn community. For more information about exclusive naming and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the #GrowVLP campaign page or make your #GivingTuesday gift below.
If you prefer to mail your contribution to our office, please include in the memo line, #GivingTuesday Grow VLP, and send to: Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, 44 Court Street, Suite 1206, Attn: Melissa Starr, Director of Development, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Get social and #UNselfie with us:
The #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, is a powerful way to show how and why you are giving. Use the VLP #UNselfie Toolkit and take a “selfie” to share your story. Add the hashtags #GrowVLP, #ExpandforImpact #UNselfie #GivingTuesday. Tag @BrooklynVLP and post to Twitter, Instagram or share on Facebook.