WaterFire Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2015

#LetInTheLight #GivingTuesday 2015

This year, after you’ve given thanks; gotten your door-buster deals; surfed for cyber bargains; and finished all of the leftovers, try a new feel-good tradition!

#GivingTuesday is a new day for giving back that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

Your support will help us Let In The Light!

For our 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign, we are asking for donations of $37.20 to help cover the cost of replacing all of the grungy, inefficient, and asbestos riddled windows at the planned WaterFire Arts Center. Our 2015 #GivingTuesday goal is to raise 10% of the cost of replacing all of the windows at the WaterFire Arts Center. There are 4,697 panes of glass in the window at the Arts Center and our cost for replacing them is $1,747,284.00 or $372 per pane. The WaterFire Arts Center has been described as an industrial cathedral; no cathedral can be considered complete without glorious windows!  Learn more about the WaterFire Arts Center.

About #GivingTuesday

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Let in the Light info tent

Let In The Light info display at WaterFire during the Salute to Veterans Lighting. Photo by Jen Bonin.

About the WaterFire Arts Center

An important part of our future growth is to develop and ensure the presence and impact of WaterFire for future generations. Part of that growth is the renovation and establishment of The WaterFire Arts Center, which will allow us to create and collaborate with the Providence community, further strengthen our presence in the city, and allow you to become a part of the art year round.

The WaterFire Arts Center will be a much needed alternative arts venue to host exhibitions, events and performances that often bypass our City and State for lack of a suitable venue. WaterFire Providence has been exploring partnerships with the Providence After School Alliance, the nearby Paul Cuffee Charter School, and other Providence schools over time, to create after school and out of school youth development programs in the WaterFire Arts Center.

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We’re prepping for #GivingTuesday right now. Enter your email address below to get a reminder to pledge your support on December 1st or follow @WaterFireProv to stay in the loop.

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I've worked at WaterFire since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career here I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. I have recently transitioned to role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I find it very rewarding working to increase engagement with our supporters both locally and globally.

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