By Elena Allison
I think we can all agree that what this year needs is a little bit of compassion. Thankfully, #givingtuesday is here to make it a little bit easier for all of us. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that was created with the intention of encouraging others to do good. Since its founding in 2012, it has blossomed into a staggering worldwide campaign that has inspired millions to donate time and resources to better their communities. Nestled right in between Black Friday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and the busy holiday season, Giving Tuesday serves as a reminder that we can both buy the things that we want and also give back to those in need. Whether you’re making a donation, setting aside time for a volunteer event, or performing an act of kindness, Giving Tuesday reminds us of the large impact even a small action can have when amplified by the actions of others.
Rafi Nova was established with the goal of empowering the communities we operate in through implementing ethical operations and always paying fair wages. Throughout 2020, we further developed this commitment by creating a one- for - one policy for all mask sales, and built lasting partnerships with incredible nonprofits. Starting in December, we are partnering with AdoptAClassroom.org. AdoptAClassroom.org is an education fundraising platform that helps teachers, principals, and administrators give every child the tools they deserve to succeed in school. We know that in 2020, the jobs of our teachers have never been more difficult or more necessary. Since the beginning of distance learning, teachers are spending on average $252 more of their own salary for classroom materials, and 45% of teachers report having to spend more to get the materials they need. We are thrilled to be able to support this powerful mission, and we hope to ensure the well being of our children now so we can foster their success in the future.