WOBURN, MA — Looking for ways to help others through the coronavirus outbreak? Social Capital Inc., the Woburn Business Association, and the city of Woburn launched a #WoburnStrong campaign to give to others daily for the next week, Tuesday.
The nonprofit Giving Tuesday, usually focused on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has named Tuesday “Giving Tuesday Now” in response to the new coronavirus.
The #WoburnStrong organizers are “working to amplify all of the good that is happening in our community as a way to ensure the people, organizations and small businesses we care about are still with us in the months to come,” the city said in a news release.
“Giving Tuesday is a terrific way for people to show their generosity and kindness, and in Woburn in particular we have seen many great acts of kindness over the past several months,” Mayor Scott Galvin said in a statement. “People have really gone above and beyond to help out their fellow community members during this pandemic. It’s hard to imagine residents stepping up even more than they already have, but I think this new initiative will really make a difference.”
City of Woburn Launches #WoburnStrong Giving Campaign from John Guilfoil Public Relations on Vimeo.
The giving campaign Facebook event is here. Residents are encouraged to attend and share the event.
The city provided the following giving opportunities in its release:
“Nonprofit giving opportunities:
Give a donation. Every dollar counts!
Volunteer to help your favorite nonprofit.
Like, comment and share a local nonprofit’s social media post.
Small business giving opportunities:
Buy a gift card.
Give a genuine online review.
Like, comment and share a post from a local business Facebook page.
Neighbor giving opportunities:
Check on a local senior neighbor.
Offer to pick up supplies for a quarantined family.
Thank an essential worker you know.”
“Post selfies of yourselves and others helping to keep Woburn strong,” the city said. “Use the hashtag #WoburnStrong to share photos and ideas for this initiative on your favorite social media platform. We will highlight some of your ideas as part of this campaign.”
“This community-wide effort should highlight many of the good things that are already happening in Woburn every day,” said Woburn Business Association board member Jodi Crowley. “People in this city have a way of pulling together and collaborating when times get tough, and this has been no different.”
“With all the negative news that is out there, I feel like people are looking for ways to make a difference and help their friends and neighbors,” said SCI Woburn President David Crowley. “A goal of this project is to come up with specific ways people can help their local community. Even the smallest gesture can really make a big difference, and this will further show that in Woburn, we are all in this together.”
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Christopher Huffaker can be reached at 412-265-8353 or [email protected]
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