After the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, the Black Friday bargains have been found, and the Cyber Monday gadgets are wrapped and under the tree, it’s time for Giving Tuesday…a day set aside for charitable thoughts and deeds.
Started in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation and New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Giving Tuesday has grown to a global initiative that in 2018 covered 150 countries and raised over $400,000,000. Along the way, the initiative received a great boost in both donations and visibility when social media giant, Facebook, began offering millions of dollars in matching funds for Giving Tuesday campaigns posted to their platform.
At One Financial Services we salute the spirit and energy of Giving Tuesday: That spirit of generosity, of caring for ones neighbors and community, is something we and our employees practice every day through support of numerous local charities and non-profit organizations.
According to One Financial Services Principal and Co-founder, Jack Morrone, Each employee has at their disposal $365, or $1 for each day of the year, to donate to a charity of their choice. This year, the One Financial Services team donated over $4,615 to 15 different charities from pet rescue organizations to historic preservation to national service clubs and children’s medical research.
Jack Morrone says, “OFS is proud of the program we’ve created that allows employees to direct funds to organizations that are close to their hearts. We believe in supporting our employees and our community by giving back.”
One Financial Services mission is not only to be active community participants, it is to help each individual client make informed life decisions aimed at positively impacting the quality of their life and to plan for their financial independence. One Financial Services offers financial strategies and advice in the areas of retirement planning, estate planning, special needs, education funding and taxation, delivered through the personalized care of our highly qualified team.