This Tuesday provided the perfect opportunity to doff off the pie pants (hello elastic waistbands!) and give back to others. Officially dubbed Giving Tuesday, we celebrated the day designated by the United Nations Foundation to bring communities together in celebration of generosity.
This year, Giving Tuesday fell on December 2, and local nonprofits From One Hand to Another (FOHTA) and I Am Other were ready to spread some cheer. The organizations partnered with Yoobi to provide local elementary students with brand new school supplies including pencil pouches, crayons, glue sticks and more. Stickers were a bonus!
Our team visited both Campostella Elementary in Norfolk and Newtown Elementary School in Virginia Beach to capture the joy on each child’s face as they benefitted from the day of giving. FOHTA Communications Officer Stacey Lopez drew shouts of excitement as she explained the mission of the nonprofit founded by musical artist Pharrell Williams.
“Always remember that on giving Tuesday, what are you going to do?” she asked. A resounding “give back!” echoed throughout the classroom as children committed to give to those in need.
We produced the photos with less than a 24-hour turnaround and the work paid off with a mention from Pharrell himself!
Of course, this wasn’t our first rodeo working with nonprofits. We’ve also had the pleasure of working with other great local organizations this year including Girls on the Run, Tidewater Arts Outreach, and the Virginia Beach Education Foundation.
For more photos from the event and updates on our nonprofit work, be sure to like us on Facebook. And remember, it’s never too late to give back!