Immigrant communities have been among the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as we’ve seen over the past 7 months, immigrants have also been among the most resilient. CIANA is launching our Giving Tuesday campaign this year to support resilience among our clients and community members on December 1.
Immigrant-heavy neighborhoods in Queens were the national epicenter of the pandemic during its first peak in the spring. An outpouring of community support on #GivingTuesdayNow in May helped plant the seeds of recovery in these communities, which we continue to see today. Your support this December will keep that spirit of resilience and renewal alive.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is an opportunity for folks around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year." said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."
Immigrants have faced unique challenges the past couple years, from the Public Charge rule, exclusion in the 2020 Census, and more. The stakes are even higher this year, with a potential second wave of COVID on the way and a tense presidential election just around the corner. Community support and solidarity this Giving Tuesday will demonstrate a commitment to welcoming immigrants of all backgrounds into our communities, as CIANA has done for nearly 15 years.
"We never could have predicted how much our client families, or anyone else, would have their lives turned upside down this year," said Emira Habiby Browne, CIANA's Founder and CEO. "CIANA has played a major role in helping our clients get back on their feet. I'm hoping that we'll acquire the financial support to continue to do so in the coming year."
By supporting CIANA on December 1, you’ll be ensuring that immigrants are able to acquire healthcare, jobs, and social services, learn English, and complete their journey towards U.S. citizenship.
Stay tuned to learn how you can support CIANA and enable recovery, resilience, and renewal this Giving Tuesday.
About Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.