#GIVINGTUESDAY: Grit. Grind. Give.

November 21, 2016

On November 29, 2016, Communities In Schools of Tennessee at Memphis will join nonprofits from all over the city to celebrate #GivingTuesday with a special Memphis twist - Grit. Grind. Give.

What is Giving Tuesday? It’s is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration and celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (November 29, 2016). Throughout the month of November, CISTN Memphis will be sharing information about our organization, hiding #901rocks, and spreading the word about this special call to action to create a global day of giving. Will you join us? 


Anyone can participate in Grit. Grind. Give. and Giving Tuesday;
there are tons of ways to get involved!


  1. Donate – This #GivingTuesday, consider a gift of time or a monetary donation supporting CISTN Memphis and the work we are doing in Memphis, TN. With 82% of Memphis and Shelby County students living in poverty, CISTN Memphis addresses each child’s unique barriers to learning that accompany economic disparity. Your gift will help us provide some of the basic needs items that our students need, such as uniforms and school supplies, allowing them to focus on their academics instead of the things they are lacking. Any amount can make a difference in the life of a student in need. Click here to make a donation online. If you’re interested in volunteering your time with us, email drutherford@cistn.org.

  2. Spread the Word – We are on a mission to get to 1,000 likes (and beyond!) on our Affiliate’s Facebook page! Spread the word on social media about CISTN at Memphis (don’t forget to tag us) and post an #Unselfie letting everyone know why you support our organization! An #Unselfie is a “selfless selfie". Hashtag it #Unselfie, #gritgrindgive, #GivingTuesday and get the word out there! Download this Grit. Grind. Give. unselfie sign template.

  3. #901Rocks/#NonprofitRocks – Have you heard of #901Rocks? It’s a movement to inspire creativity and activity by painting and hiding rocks around the 901 and beyond for people to find, document, and rehide spreading joy and fun! For #GritGrindGive, we’ve painted some rocks with the CISTN Memphis logo around Memphis! If you find one, post it to the 901 Rocks Facebook Page, consider a gift of time or a monetary donation to our organization for #GivingTuesday, and re-hide the rock for the next lucky person to find. You can even paint your own rocks in support of your favorite causes and hide them as well. Happy hunting! You can read more about the idea here in this great blog post from Choose901.


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