#GivingTuesday Partner Spotlight: Rebuilding Together OKC

Wondering how some organizations are embracing the #GivingTuesday movement and getting involved? In this post, Sara Christine Norton, community relations coordinator at Rebuilding Together OKC, explains what they’re doing for #GivingTuesday and how they’re doing it, too.

1. Why did you decide to become a #GivingTuesday partner?

Rebuilding Together OKC decided to become a #GivingTuesday partner because we rely on the donations of individuals and volunteer teams to keep our organization thriving.  As a non-profit, in-kind donations help us fulfill our mission of keeping low income elderly homeowners safe, warm and dry in the Oklahoma City metro.  The #GivingTuesday campaign supports our desire to brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of our neighbors.

2. What are you planning for #GivingTuesday?

For #GivingTuesday, Rebuilding Together OKC will be collecting weatherization materials, such as weather stripping, door sweeps and sealants.  These items will be distributed free of charge to our low-income elderly clients in effort to keep their homes warm and energy efficient this winter.  Though weatherization supplies may seem inexpensive to some, our clients are forced to choose between groceries and these materials that would make a huge difference in their lives this winter.  For examples of which materials we are collected, visit our Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/rebuild2gthrokc/our-weatherization-products/

3. What are you doing to get your community involved?

To get the community involved in this initiative, Rebuilding Together OKC is publicizing #GivingTuesday on our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).  We have featured #GivingTuesday in our monthly newsletter, which is distributed to approximately 4,500 individuals and businesses.  In addition, Rebuilding Together’s Youth Board has and will continue to promote our #GivingTogether platform and will also collect weatherization materials throughout the community.

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