Next Tuesday, November 28, 2017, we are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
This year, we’re raising money to support the Odyssey House Art Project. For more than a decade, our expressive arts program has been a therapeutic oasis for clients in treatment and tenants in supportive housing, enabling our program participants to find new ways to exercise their creativity and communicate their feelings.
The Odyssey House Art Project is comprised of men and women in treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. In a city where 1,374 died from drug overdoses in 2016 – and someone dies from an overdose every seven hours – these services are more critical than ever.
How can you be part of it? Here are a few simple ideas:
- Consider making a gift on #GivingTuesday.
- Help us get the word out on social media, using @OdysseyHouseNY and the hashtag #GivingTuesday
- Take photos to post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and share your support for Odyssey House.
- Do something kind for another person.
Tuesday’s the day to give hope to the men and women working to rebuild their lives at Odyssey House.
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 28th.