#Giving Tuesday Now
May 5th, 2020 - All Day

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation is responding to meet the needs of front-line healthcare workers and hospital staff by collecting messages of thanks and donations. All donations will be held in a fund designed to support the healthcare teams and aid in the delivery of exceptional care.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and generosity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and to heal physically and mentally.

Even in times of economic crisis, we each have a that deep feeling of generosity, which we can use to make a difference in many ways --your time volunteering, your kindness to a neighbour, your skills to support a loved one, your voice in a message to those on the frontlines are all things you can give, in addition to charitable donations.

“We want people to know that every act of kindness, generosity and compassion as well as every donation makes a difference” stated Keith Curtis, Executive Director.

Curtis continued with “There is no reason that our physical separation means we can’t provide the financial, emotional and social supports that nurture our patients, their families and our region. This is what #GivingTuesdayNow is about, it’s about nurturing all of the communities in our region. It’s about showing and sharing the heartfelt gratitude of our region with our healthcare workers and hospital staff.”

There will be opportunities for everyone to participate in the Foundation’s online #GivingTuesdayNow event. Here are some of the ways you could participate on May 5th:

• Send a video, photo or written thank you to the Foundation through their social media channels to be shared with front-line healthcare workers and hospital staff
• Change your Twitter display name leading up to and on May 5th to: Support @GPRHFoundation for #GivingTuesdayNow
• Change your Facebook profile photo to include the #GivingTuesdayNow frame
• Share your story of why you support the Foundation.
• Share or retweet #GivingTuesdayNow posts from the Foundation.
• Access the online map drop a pin and tell the world how you practiced your superpower of generosity on May 5th.

In addition to offering ways to participate the Foundation will be hosting an all-day Thank-a-thon showing appreciation to all who have shown support over the years.

Those interested in joining the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can stay tuned to our social media channels.

View the video message from Executive Director Keith Curtis at https://youtu.be/wG1OMfUg7PE For details on how anyone can participate please visit www.supportyourhospital.ca/events


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