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GivingTuesday

After the Thanksgiving feast, and the savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider giving back to your community on #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts asks our community to help us give JOY this year, by donating an item to the BIA-MA Giving Tree.

#BIAMAGivingTree is a collection of items that will be combined to provide “wellness” bags to survivors of brain injury across the state through our partnerships with day programs, support groups, and residential facilities! 2016 was our first year and over 100 bags were distributed – with your help we hope to make that 200 this year.

Donation ideas:
Self-Care & Beauty Items like toothpaste, lip balm, grooming
Cozy Accessories like blankets, hats, scarves, socks (please no clothing or jewelry)
Journals & pens
Games/puzzle books/coloring books
Ear plugs or eye masks
Coffee mugs or water bottles
Ice packs or heating pads
Calendars/sticky notes
Inspirational tokens

Details:
Bring an unwrapped, new (still packaged, unused) item to any of our three locations by December 1 to be delivered in time for the holidays. The gift limit is $10 per item.

Boxes are available at each of our 3 locations:

Central Regional Office
30 Lyman Street, Ste. 10
Westborough, MA 01581
Southeast Regional Office
3119 Cranberry Highway, Ste. 5F
East Wareham, MA 02538
Western Regional Office
180 Elm St., Ste. C
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Offices are open Monday through Friday; 9AM through 5PM

Helpful Materials:
Download the #BIAMAGivingTree flyer and post it on social media or in your neighborhood.
Share this shareable image to social media.

Other Ways to Give:

Make A Gift – donations of any size help BIA-MA to offer top notch prevention and awareness programing, important educational opportunities, practical legislative advocacy, and helpful resources, information and support statewide for survivors, families, and caregivers.

Double your gift by asking your employer if they have a Matching Gift Program. Make a donation and submit the paperwork to your Human Resources Department. Many companies even match gifts made by spouses and retirees! Our federal tax ID number is 042-753-269.

Want to be more active? Consider hosting a community fundraiser and create your own Classy fundraising page to make it easy. Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries are great opportunities to incorporate your friends and family in your efforts.

Get involved - BIA-MA has many opportunities to get involved! Visit www.biama.org/getinvolved for more information.

For more information contact Anna Gordon at 508-475-0032 or email agordon@biama.org.