#GivingTuesday has grown into an international day of giving for more and more non-profits. When we had our first go at #GivingTuesday five years ago, it was rare that another non-profit in our area would be participating, and now it’s everywhere. We are so grateful to be able to join in again this year on this amazing day of giving and are extremely thankful for everyone who has shown their support to us and our community partners.

This year we were able to raise $4,500! With the number of participating organizations, it means the world to us that so many of you donated so we could raise such a significant amount for Journey Home and our A Hand Up program. It is donors like you that show your support on #GivingTuesday, at our annual Gala, during our Annual appeal, by donating furniture and household goods, as well as donating your time and energy, that show how committed we are as a community to ending homelessness.

While we may not have a fairy godmother that can wave her magic wand and say POOF, no more homelessness, we are fortunate in this season and year-round that there is another kind of magic we can always rely on. With the magic of this community’s volunteer time, donations, collaboration, support, and encouragement, we are able to get that much closer to ending homelessness each and every day.

We couldn’t do this work without you, so keep spreading your magic where you can and together, we will end homelessness right here in the Capital region.