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Giving Tuesday and Giving Back

By Abby Rolland

While it's the new year, we're looking back on one of our favorite days of giving last year - Giving Tuesday.

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States is celebrated as “Giving Tuesday.” Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday is the charitable response to the consumer focus of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages people to give to the causes that they care about.

harp-weaver greatly values the relationship that it has with its clients and the heart that they have for giving and making the world a better place. In the spirit of giving, harp-weaver gave a contribution to nonprofits that each of its clients gives to.

Read on to learn more about these organizations.

Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania

Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania is an organization committed to addressing senior hunger and isolation, through wellness checks and nutritional meals.

The primary qualifier is an individual's inability to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves. Their clients include homebound, needy, and disabled individuals who are challenged to the point that meal preparation is difficult or impossible.

Prevention Point Philadelphia

Prevention Point Philadelphia seeks to promote health, empowerment and safety for communities affected by drug use and poverty. Based in the Kensington neighborhood, Prevention Point provides medical services, behavioral health services, prevention services, a drop-in center, housing, and community engagement and volunteer services.

The organization plays a critical role in an area long ignored by people in power.

Philadelphia Ballet

Founded in 1963, the Philadelphia Ballet (formerly the Pennsylvania Ballet) works to cultivate an enduring appreciation for dance through world-class performances, to inspire the next generation with exceptional education and professional training, and to connect with the community through meaningful and inclusive programming.

Presenting six programs a year, the company balances classic ballets with bold new works that challenge the dancers and attract a diverse audience.

Touchstone Theatre

Founded in 1981, Touchstone Theatre is a professional theatre dedicated to the creation of original work. At its center is a resident ensemble of theatre artists rooted in the local community of Bethlehem, the Greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and the international community of Ensemble Theatres.

The theatre offers a number of performances, education and training programs, and community-wide initiatives that serve the local area.

Hope House Colorado

Hope House provides free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms in three key areas - in 1) A program focused on personal, educational, and economic self-sufficiency, 2) A residential program (the only one in metro Denver), and 3) An education program focused on literacy and social-emotional development, early intervention services, and school-age supports for the children, and a Parenting Program for teen moms.

We’re grateful for these organizations, the work that they do, and our clients who generously give to make a difference.

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