VISIONS Executive Director Elika Dadsetan-Foley's Giving Tuesday message, recorded 22 Nov. 2021.
"It’s been three days since the verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse was announced... and the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery are still on trial with closing arguments today. The Rittenhouse verdict is the latest exposure to the ways in which our criminal injustice system continues to fail us. You may still be processing the recent news that points to these inherent injustices that continue to deny the same rights and privileges to all people and all groups."
"It is with a clear understanding of these challenges and injustices that VISIONS was formed 37 years ago, with a mission to help remind people and communities that they can be positive change agents."
"If you are ready to help VISIONS achieve our mission, I'd like to invite you to be a part of our Giving Tuesday campaign. The theme for our campaign this year is: "Let's build a more just & equitable world through generosity." We can mobilize the power of our community to make positive changes. Please join me in supporting VISIONS, and make a donation for our Giving Tuesday campaign today!"
Giving Tuesday - November 30, 2021
Even in times of economic uncertainty, we each have a deep reserve of generosity, which we can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference--your time, your kindness, your skills, your voice are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations.
GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need.
The theme for our campaign this year is: "Let's build a more just & equitable world through generosity." Generosity brings people together across races, faiths, and political views. VISIONS stands equip people with the tools to communicate across differences and bring people together; building relationships that we can mobilize the power of our community to make positive changes around social justice and equity issues.
At VISIONS, we want to thank all of our friends and supporters who have made contributions to support our mission throughout our 37-year history, and we invite you to participate in this year's #GivingTuesday and share your generosity!
Your contributions can help deepen our impact in the following ways:
Support our Educational Programs
Ensure youth can attend our Legacy Youth Program
Provide Scholarships for our DEI training
Ensure VISIONS' Future!