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NCIL Matters on #GivingTuesday

Recently, one of our donors was thanked for his gift to NCIL. His response? “NCIL matters, so I am happy to give.”

Giving Tuesday logo - #GivingTuesday with a heart icon replacing the ‘v’NCIL matters, now more than ever. In an era where the programs that help people with disabilities live full and rich lives in the community are constantly under attack, NCIL is the first line of defense. Our grassroots network allows us to quickly mobilize people to call, email, and tweet their Congressional representatives to remind them that people with disabilities have a voice in our own futures, and we are a force to be reckoned with. Our staff tackles big topics every day that have the potential to create positive change in the lives of people with disabilities, like voting rights, sexuality, and accessible transportation. We also support CILs, SILCs, and other organizations so that they can more effectively assist consumers with the nitty gritty issues that affect their day to day lives.

Today is #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Your gift will support people with disabilities all over the nation to live independent lives. Here are some ways you can give to NCIL:

  • Online directly through our online donation form
  • Shop on AmazonSmile with NCIL as your selected charity and Amazon will give a portion of your purchase to NCIL
  • Give to a Facebook fundraiser for NCIL, like this Facebook fundraiser created by board member Jessica Jimenez. And with Facebook’s new recurring donation feature, you can support NCIL all year round with just a few clicks.

Don’t forget to post on social media that you donated to NCIL and encourage your friends to do the same! Include the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Show the world that NCIL matters.

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