While the spirit of Thanksgiving lingers on, more than 1000 worthy charitable and non-profit cultural organizations are hoping you’ll “text-to-give” today as part of a new campaign launching as #GivingTuesday.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has jumped on board, for one, with the hope of raising big bucks $5 at a time. That’s the automatic, low-stress donation you will make by texting the word KIMMEL to 202222.
“We recognize that people lead busy lives, but still want to support the arts,” shared Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center, in announcing the facility’s participation. “Mobile giving is an easy, effective way to provide mass audiences a vehicle to support the Kimmel Center and the diverse programming represented on our stages.”
While the newly trademarked #GivingTuesday campaign aims to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season, donations will be gratefully accepted beyond today, of course.
Text-to-give options are available to almost everyone who has a mobile phone, as participating carriers include Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Cricket Communications, Virgin Mobile, Altel Wireless, C Spire Wireless, nTelos Wireless and Cincinnatti Bell.