At American SPCC, we are gearing up to celebrate one of the most anticipated days of the year!
On November 28th, join the global #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of caring people like you.
American SPCC is making a big difference in the lives of American children. Your generous gift of time, lending your voice or your donation, will allow us to continue working to bring about real change in our communities for children and families.
One supporter and volunteer, Tina McMechan, chose to gift us her time and voice as she led an anti-bullying campaign at her daughter’s school. Read Tina’s story below and get inspired this #GivingTuesday to make your voice even bigger and louder for abused, neglected and bullied children.
“I’m a mom of three, doctoral student, and director for an educational software sales company. I got involved with the American SPCC for two reasons. First, I want to be a good role model for my children. I’d like to show them that volunteering for a cause you care about can create a beam of light and hope in the world. Second, when I think about what really matters to me, I know that I want to make a positive impact in the lives of our children.
The wonderful thing about working with the American SPCC is they have an infrastructure in place that can support your ideas for change. It’s a growing organization, and they welcome new proposals for programs and initiatives through their virtual volunteer program. When I approached them about an anti-bullying initiative at my kids’ school, they provided the branding and support I needed to launch an awareness campaign that included a significant social media presence.
Because there was already a No Bullying club in our Middle School and an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), a great foundation was in place. The club advisor was thrilled to have some support, the kids were excited to be part of the initiative, and the PTO was the glue that held everything together.
We sponsored a photo booth at Parent/Teacher conference night, with the hopes that the resulting social media wave would help raise awareness about bullying. Next, the principal of the school knew a fantastic speaker from the state department, and so we hosted a family education night about cyber-bullying. Last, we also sponsored an art contest where kids in grades 4 – 6 submitted their best “No Bullying” artwork, which we then shared on social media to help raise awareness. It was a fantastic example of several like-minded groups pulling together to make a difference in the lives of children.
I am grateful to the American SPCC for their guidance during that project, and I hope my story encourages others to get involved!”
—Tina McMechen, Volunteer
How will you make a difference this #GivingTuesday?
Join us if you believe child abuse and bullying are NOT ok.
Together we can increase social impact to help end child abuse and improve children’s lives, ultimately leading to a safer, healthier and happier world for children.
WAYS TO HELP
American SPCC is a 501(c) 3 top-rated nonprofit organization (federal tax ID 27-4621515).
Charitable donations are tax deductible.