#GivingTuesday Donations to Brooklyn Community Services Matched by BCS Board Directors Up to $25,000

Make a Difference in the Lives of Brooklyn's Children, Youth, Adults and Families Living in Poverty and be a Part of the Brooklyn Community Services #GivingTuesday Donation Campaign. Volunteer. Donate. Take Action.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Nov. 28, 2017 - PRLog -- Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) is thrilled to announce that all donations to BCS through participating in #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28, will be matched by the BCS Board of Directors up to $25,000.

Pay it forward through BCS on this one day global call to action that encourages people to give back through philanthropy donations.

Each year, #GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving shopping extravaganzas of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday is considered a special day of donations to charities.

This global day of giving encourages smarter donating during the holiday season.

Through donating to BCS on #GivingTuesday, donors will assist in our mission to empower Brooklyn's at-risk children, youth and families and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face.

#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y, a BCS partner, as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving.   According to GivingTuesday.org, in 2016, almost $177 million was raised via #GivingTuesday for nonprofits and there were over 2.3 million social engagements.

To be a part of BCS #GivingTuesday, you can:

• Donate to BCS. Make a onetime gift or become a monthly donor

• Post a photo of yourself giving back or volunteering and place on social media with tag @WeAreBCS (https://donate.wearebcs.org/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f...) so everyone knows you are supporting your favorite Brooklyn organization on #GivingTuesday and ask them to join in the movement.

Thanks to the BCS Board of Directors and donations from the public, this support of BCS will make a great impact towards our programs and services in Brooklyn.

For additional information on #GivingTuesday at BCS, check out https://donate.wearebcs.org/

About Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) celebrates the strength of the human spirit, and throughout 2017, we continue to celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or intellectual disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as we strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to ONE Brooklyn Community. To achieve this mission, we offer comprehensive and holistic services: early childhood education; youth development services and educationally rich after-school programs; counseling for at-risk families; treatment, recovery and job training to support the life goals of adults living with mental illness; person-centered rehabilitation and community living support for adults with intellectual disabilities and disaster recovery case management and relief services. BCS also seeks to increase public awareness of the impacts of poverty on individuals and the community at-large. With a staff of over 500 and over 25 sites around the borough, BCS serves 18,000 people every year. Today, BCS is one of the longest serving nonprofit, non-sectarian social service providers in New York City.

Fern Gillespie

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