Today is the shopping center industry’s most hallowed day: Black Friday. It is the day our communities come out and support the shopping center industry. They shop our very early morning sales and fill our centers with holiday cheer. So, it’s a perfect time to give back to those who make our shopping centers successful. On December 3rd, the ICSC Foundation will participate in the #GivingTuesday as a way to say thanks to our communities. #GivingTuesday started last year as a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations, like the ICSC Foundation.
Why should you give to the ICSC Foundation on #GivingTuesday? The ICSC Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening the global retail real estate industry as a whole. Plainly, the ICSC Foundation recognizes and encourages philanthropy within the shopping center industry. In 6 years, the ICSC Foundation has contributed nearly $300,000 to charitable organizations important to shopping centers around the world. Your contribution will add to the legacy of giving within our industry.
The ICSC Foundation is also committed to strengthening our industry and the development of the next generation of industry leaders. By giving a gift you help us pave the way for the future leaders of tomorrow who will carry on our work.
To participate in #GivingTuesday make a donation of any amount to the ICSC Foundation. Then encourage your peers to do the same using Twitter and FaceBook. Don’t forget to include the hash tags #GivingTuesday and #ICSCFoundation.
We hope #GivingTuesday will become another important day for our industry. Do not forget about the ICSC Foundation on Tuesday, December 3.