Landry's, Inc. partners with YouGiveGoods to provide kids' meals and Gifts of Hope to cancer survivors


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11-25-19

Landry’s, Inc. partners with e-commerce company, YouGiveGoods, to provide kids’ meals and Gifts of Hope to cancer survivors

MENDHAM, N.J. (November 25, 2019) – Landry’s, Inc., one of America's leading dining, hospitality, gaming, and entertainment groups based in Houston, partnered with e-commerce company YouGiveGoods, to initiate an employee giving program raising most-needed items for local communities.

Through YouGiveGoods, an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible giving to community needs through its free giving platform, Landry’s employees used its convenient online services to raise food, supplies and gifts that benefitted the local community.

In Spring 2019, Landry’s employees created a friendly company-wide competition to donate nearly 6,000 juice boxes for Kids Meals Inc, a nonprofit organization who supplies nutritious meals for children in need in Houston.

Due to the company’s overwhelming response for Kids Meals donations, Landry’s continued its philanthropic efforts with YouGiveGoods on a national level. Throughout October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, more than 60 Landry’s restaurants nationwide scheduled local packing events to compile gifts of comfort and hope for breast cancer patients through the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Hope Kits Program. In Houston, local employees put together Hope Kits containing items purchased through their online event including cozy socks, lip balm, tea, and moisturizer.

CSR and workplace giving programs are imperative to attracting and retaining the best talent. One survey by Americas Charities revealed that working for an employer with a culture supportive of giving and volunteering is very important to 71% of employees surveyed. Successful CSR programs can make employees more productive and ultimately translate into a stronger bottom line.

So, what was a company like Landry’s to do when programs were established but they wanted to increase employee engagement, simplify the event execution and maximize their participation? They did what recent studies have shown to be effective, they provided choices in how employees could help and utilized today’s technology to make program execution more convenient and more inclusive, and they were sure to create meaningful, long term partnerships with the nonprofit organizations being supported. Together with YouGiveGoods, Landry’s was able to improve their workplace giving program and have a greater impact on kids in need and cancer survivors.

About YouGiveGoods

YouGiveGoods, LLC, is an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible giving to community needs through our free giving platform. Support any cause when you raise food, disaster relief supplies, toys, school supplies, socks, diapers, blankets – any goods your selected charity may need, all brand-new and delivered to their door. YouGiveGoods' technology enables corporations, groups and individuals to create unique giving experiences with custom designed drive pages. Specializing in workplace giving, YouGiveGoods events maximize employee engagement while meeting the needs of the nonprofit and the corporation. A YouGiveGoods online drive is a simple, efficient, measurable activity that makes a real difference in your community.

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About Landry’s, Inc

Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 600 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Mastro’s Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, a group of signature high end restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Strip House, The Oceanaire, Chart House, Willie G’s McCormick & Schmick’s and Brenner’s Steak House, plus casual dining brands including Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, and Saltgrass Steak House, along with popular New York BR Guest Restaurants such as Dos Caminos and Bill’s Bar & Burger. In October 2019, Landry’s acquired Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses and Del Frisco’s Grille as well as Restaurants Unlimited with fine dining and casual concepts such as Portland City Grill, Henry’s Tavern, Kincaid’s and more. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island and the Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas.

YouGiveGoods supports Save the Children's humanitarian efforts at the southern U.S. border


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8-20-19

YouGiveGoods supports Save the Children’s humanitarian efforts at southern U.S. border

MENDHAM, N.J. (August 20, 2019) – YouGiveGoods, the ecommerce charitable giving platform, is pleased to partner with Save the Children to engage sponsors and the public in raising supplies needed to bring comfort and care to children at transit shelters at the southern U.S. border.

Save the Children has stepped in to provide humanitarian care and support to children and families after they’ve been released from government facilities. These are children and families who have crossed the U.S. border seeking asylum from violence and extreme poverty – a harrowing journey that can take months.

Save the Children is providing safe play areas in transit shelters – called Child Friendly Spaces – where kids can be kids again, express themselves and begin to cope, all under the supervision of trained, caring adults. It is also operating Mother Baby Areas, where moms can rest, feed and care for their infants.

It takes a lot of resources to keep these programs running, and this need has driven the partnership between YouGiveGoods and Save the Children. They are asking the public to purchase most needed items for donation through their YouGiveGoods drive.

“Facilitating corporate and public support in situations like the border crisis is one of the reasons YouGiveGoods was founded,” explains YouGiveGoods President, Lisa Tomasi. “Often in times of crisis or even disaster, people want to help but are not sure how and the logistics of actually donating goods are too complicated. Our technology was built so anyone, anywhere, can purchase the product(s) that the charity needs most and YouGiveGoods handles all the logistics, including the ability to collate orders for bulk shipments, clearly acknowledge drive sponsors, and report and track all details.”

YouGiveGoods staff are in close contact with Save the Children to ensure the drive is raising only brand-new items they need most and delivery is to the proper locations. In this case, YouGiveGoods sends shipments when full pallets of items have been purchased. These bulk shipments simplify the receiving process for volunteers and staff on site, which helps get items into the hands of those in need even faster.

Most-needed items available for donation via the site include toiletries, underwear, t-shirts, socks and cleaning supplies. Packages of shoe laces are also needed since shoe laces are confiscated by Border Patrol agents upon entry and not returned. In addition to these necessities, Save the Children is collecting items meant to bring joy and encourage play, such as crayons, coloring books, and teddy bears.

Corporations, schools, organizations, and individuals can make an exponential impact by starting their own YouGiveGoods drive, raising goods for Save the Children’s work at the border. YouGiveGoods team challenge events are a popular option to help to build excitement and increase donations. Contact Mary Lonergan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877-526-4483 x106 to get started.

In addition to their current humanitarian work at the border, Save the Children continues its work to address the root causes of this crisis. Building on decades of work supporting children in the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – and Mexico, Save the Children is expanding and strengthening programs focused on protection, education and peace-building.

Learn more about the crisis at the border and Save the Children’s response here, where the public can also provide cash donations. Visit the Save the Children drive page to purchase items for donation.

About YouGiveGoods

YouGiveGoods, LLC, is an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible giving to community needs through our free giving platform. Support any cause when you raise food, disaster relief supplies, toys, school supplies, socks, diapers, blankets – any goods your selected charity may need, all brand-new and delivered to their door. YouGiveGoods' technology enables corporations, groups and individuals to create unique giving experiences with custom designed drive pages. Specializing in workplace giving, YouGiveGoods events maximize employee engagement while meeting the needs of the nonprofit and the corporation. A YouGiveGoods online drive is a simple, efficient, measurable activity that makes a real difference in your community.

For more information

Contact:
Diane Frain
1-877-526-4483 x107
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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Corporate School Supply Drives Support Millions of U.S. Children in Need


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7-9-19

Corporate school supply drives support millions of U.S. children in need

Mendham, N.J., July 9 – Even as adults, most of us can remember the feelings around the first day of school: the brilliant sunlight of a fall morning; the crisp, new outfit chosen with care; the sharp points of freshly sharpened pencils; the nerves as the bus rounds the corner. But, does everyone experience this sense of an exciting, fresh beginning?

Unfortunately, for low income and homeless kids the experience is vastly different. Already at a disadvantage in so many ways, these kids face the start of a new school year with apprehension, and with good reason. Kids from low income homes are more likely to:

  • start school with limited language skills
  • be chronically absent from school
  • have less parental support with homework
  • lack basic necessities like food, clothing, healthcare & housing
  • are five times more likely to drop out of school than students from higher income families

Sadly, we're talking about lots of kids. The National School Lunch Program provides meals to more than 30 million children on an average day. That’s 30 million children who will start this school year wondering if other kids will notice their lack of school supplies rather than ready to tackle learning.

Think about what it would mean for these kids to start the school year off with the tools they need to succeed in school. Corporations invested in corporate social responsibility are poised to make a big difference in local communities across the country. When employees ban together the impact is exponential. Not sure if a school supply drive is right for your company? Check out our article on Tips for Running a School Supply Drive. And, here’s four good reasons to run a corporate school supply drive:

1) Grow your CSR program: Employees may struggle to find a personal connection to corporate causes but the vast majority of them will have a very personal connection to local area schools and kids. This relationship typically translates into greater participation and employee satisfaction. And, technology exists to help businesses with their efforts while avoiding the clutter and hassle of collection bins. For example, YouGiveGoods, a free giving platform, enables companies to run their school supply drive online. Shopping is open 24/7 and results can be viewed in real-time. At the end of the drive, supplies can be shipped directly to the school(s) or chosen organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Clubs; Kids In Need Foundation) or they can ship to the corporation for a team-building packing event.

2) Make a local impact: Do some research into needs in your area. Chances are your corporation alone could supply a number of schools in your district with the supplies they need for their lower income kids. Or, choose to partner with one area school that has an enormous need and plan to support them all year long. While school supply drives are typically run in the summer, kids go through the supplies and replenishments are needed throughout the school year.

3) Invest in your community: Your school supply drive is a tangible investment in your local community. Establishing your company as a source for good in the community has countless benefits to the business and your employees, not to mention to the children and the community as a whole. In addition to school supplies, your CSR program can expand to support these schools with mentoring programs and more volunteer opportunities for employees.

4) Make a real difference: There are not many programs you can present to employees that will make such a deep yet immediate difference. Let employees know that their purchases can change the trajectory of the lives of students as starting school with the proper school supplies can:
  • boost self-esteem
  • promote learning
  • improve academic performance
  • help keep kids in school

Education and poverty are complexly tangled.1 By giving kids the tools they need to succeed in school your company can keep kids on track to receive the education that can help lift them up. The gift of fully stocked school supplies can give these kids the spark they need to approach school and even their futures with optimism and hope.

1https://www.stand-together.org/cycle-educational-failure/

About YouGiveGoods

YouGiveGoods, LLC, is an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible workplace giving to community needs through our free giving platform. YouGiveGoods' technology enables corporations of all sizes to create unique giving experiences with corporate branded drive pages. Customize your workplace giving event and maximize employee engagement with our corporate challenge option, choosing to support one or many charities. Support any cause when you raise food, disaster relief supplies, toys, school supplies, socks, diapers, blankets – any goods your selected charity may need, all brand-new and delivered to their door. A YouGiveGoods online drive is a simple, efficient, measurable activity that makes a real difference in your community.

Contact:
Diane Frain
1-877-526-4483 x107
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YouGiveGoods Posts Record Charitable Deliveries in 2018


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1-15-19

YouGiveGoods posts record charitable deliveries in 2018

Mendham, N.J., Jan. 14 – YouGiveGoods, the free workplace giving platform, impacted tens of thousands of lives in 2018. YouGiveGoods’ online events sponsored by corporations, schools, groups and individuals raised a collective total of over 259,000 brand-new, donated items for charities across the country (and Puerto Rico) in 2018.

“We are thrilled to have impacted so many lives in 2018 and look forward to making an even greater impact in 2019,” said YouGiveGoods President, Lisa Tomasi. “The way people give is changing based on technology, social issues, local empowerment and more, and YouGiveGoods is poised to meet these changing needs. It’s an exciting and rewarding space to be in.”

In the special report, Giving USA Special Report on the Evolution of Workplace Giving, it was noted that there was indeed, an “increased prevalence of technology in the workplace and in workplace giving. For example, employees have come to expect options for how they make their gifts.” YouGiveGoods’ proprietary technology enables corporations of all sizes to run unique workplace giving events that engage all employees including remote, part-time and consulting employees as they support the local causes they care most about.

Unlike traditional collection box drives, all goods raised using the YouGiveGoods platform are pre-vetted with the charity and shipped brand-new, in bulk, pre-sorted directly to the charity or to a pre-determined location for packing events. Results from 2018 include:

  • 259,132 total items purchased for donation
  • 212,960 pounds of food
  • 51,100 school supply items
  • 9,771 toys
  • Charities in 47 states plus Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI received deliveries/donations

While food continued to be the most donated product group, YouGiveGoods saw the largest growth in school supplies and toys. Corporations found that their STEM and early learning initiatives could be expanded by raising school supplies with YouGiveGoods. A key benefit is that a single corporate event can raise supplies for any number of schools or charities across the country enabling employees to make an impact in their local communities. Toy donations are a perennial holiday favorite and continue to grow each year.

Corporate giving to disaster relief has seen great growth in the past three years and YouGiveGoods continues doing considerable work in this area. In 2018 YouGiveGoods events sent relief to victims of the California wildfires as well as Hurricanes Florence and Michael. YouGiveGoods was also pleased to continue to help with the relief effort in Puerto Rico with 3,299 items shipped to the U.S territory in 2018. Shipments included over 500 toys, 462 apparel items (socks, underwear, t-shirts), and 2,172 school supplies.

YouGiveGoods looks forward to continuing to help corporations use technology to engage employees in meaningful, measurable giving programs that make a social impact in causes they care about most while meeting the changing needs of the nonprofits in 2019.

About YouGiveGoods

YouGiveGoods, LLC, is an innovative e-commerce company that connects tangible workplace giving to community needs through our free giving platform. YouGiveGoods' technology enables corporations of all sizes to create unique giving experiences with corporate branded drive pages. Customize your workplace giving event and maximize employee engagement with our corporate challenge option, choosing to support one or many charities. Support any cause when you raise food, disaster relief supplies, toys, school supplies, socks, diapers, blankets – any goods your selected charity may need, all brand-new and delivered to their door. A YouGiveGoods online drive is a simple, efficient, measurable activity that makes a real difference in your community.

Contact:
Diane Frain
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YouGiveGoods' #GivingTuesday give back provides more for charity


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11-19-18

YouGiveGoods’ #GivingTuesday give back provides more for charity

Mendham, NJ -- #GivingTuesday 2018, November 27 this year, is quickly approaching. Falling annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and on the heels of the frenzied shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement which designates this day as one to “help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.” In 2017, only the sixth year of the event, #GivingTuesday raised $274 million for charities across the United States.

YouGiveGoods, the innovative giving platform dedicated to delivering brand-new, donated items to people (and pets) in need all across the country, is celebrating #GivingTuesday with a special offer. On November 27 all goods donations of $50+ purchased on the site will earn a 10% cash gift from YouGiveGoods to the selected charity. YouGiveGoods hopes that the additional cash gift will encourage potential donors to be a part of #GivingTuesday with a donation of most-needed goods to charity.

“People love the simplicity and transparency of purchasing goods for donation online,” YouGiveGoods president, Lisa Tomasi, explains. “Around the holidays we are in the mode of gift-giving and YouGiveGoods enables you to give a real gift, whether it be a coat, a toy, socks, blanket or even diapers or food, to a stranger in need. These tangible gifts are a very personal and warm expression of caring this time of year.”

YouGiveGoods has been working to get goods to those in need since its inception in 2011. Companies have discovered that YouGiveGoods is a great addition to their CSR program. YouGiveGoods adds value by providing a free service to engage employees in meaningful, trackable, impactful giving. Companies such as Aetna, Northrop Grumman, and Fidelity Investments have run successful national campaigns serving their corporate missions while allowing individual offices to support the local charity of their choice.

Finally, it’s important to remember that while #GivingTuesday is a momentous day of giving it is meant to be about more than just the single day. #GivingTuesday marks the kick off to the charitable giving season. An astounding 30% of total annual philanthropic giving is done in December. Therefore, if donations fall short in December, nonprofits have reason to be concerned about their operations for the entire following year.

YouGiveGoods believes that when you make it easier to give, more people will give. And the added incentive of an additional cash gift on #GivingTuesday should help kick off the giving season with a bang.

Contact:
Diane Frain
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MetroWest Clothing Initiative Helps More Than 200 Individuals; Donations Accepted Through Nov. 20

November 3, 2018

MetroWest Clothing Initiative Helps More Than 200 Individuals; Donations Accepted Through November 20

The article featured in the Framingham Source announces that In its inaugural season, the MetroWest Clothing Initiative has helped more than 200 individuals, said founder Amanda Cataldo.The organization currently has 12 “bright orange boxes” throughout MetroWest, said Cataldo. “We are still looking for hats, coats, mittens, socks, scarves, bags, sweaters, blankets and toiletry items,” said Cataldo. The MetroWest Clothing Initiative has partnered with You Give Goods for people to purchase tax deductible donations for our initiative, said Cataldo. Items purchased will be shipped to us on November 12, she said. To participate, visit YouGiveGoods.com/metrowestclothingdrive

News Outlets: FraminghamSource.com

Berkshire Bank launches 'Season of Giving' to assist children and families

December 5, 2017

Berkshire Bank launches 'Season of Giving' to assist children and families

The article featured in Vermont Biz explains that the Vermont-based bank, Berkshire Bank had launched its 6th annual "Season of Giving", the company's initiative to provide aid to needy families and children during the holiday season. The article also notes,"In addition to local volunteer efforts, Berkshire Bank invites the general public to participate in the initiative through You Give Goods, a virtual collection web site where individuals may purchase goods online for selected nonprofit organizations through December 15, 2017. This year, the online efforts are focused on collecting food for Feeding America, basic needs items for the American Red Cross, toys for Toys for Tots, and animal care items for the Humane Society of the United States. Purchases are 100% tax deductible and items are shipped directly to the organizations. To participate, visit YouGiveGoods.com/BerkshireBank2017."

News Outlets: VermontBiz.com

From Long Island to Islands in Need

October 12, 2017

From Long Island to Islands in Need

The article featured in The East Hampton Star explains that surviving the devastation of Hurricane Sandy prompted people of Long Island, NY to help victims of recent hurricanes. For instance, a group of concerned residents from Long Island, NY, banned together to create East End Cares, an organization dedicated to to helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The article also outlines how Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr of New York has partnered with Long Island Cares and New York State to raise food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products for the people of Puerto Rico suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Donations could be dropped at the Assemblyman/s office or donated online using YouGiveGoods.com.

News Outlets: TheEastHamptonStar.com

Drinks Industry Joins Forces To Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 31, 2017

Drinks Industry Joins Forces to Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

The article featured in Shanken News Daily discusses the need for relief following the devastating floods in Houston resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Beverage company, Diageo stepped up to provide aid through their Diageo C.A.R.E.s program which partnered with YouGiveGoods to raise and distribute food and hygiene products to victims of the flooding. Additional aid was offered when Guiness pledged to match the value of employee goods donations via YouGiveGoods with a matching cash donation up to $50,000.

News Outlets: ShankenNewsDaily.com

How to become a strong leader taking these positive, creative steps

April 3, 2017

How to become a strong leader taking these positive, creative steps

The article featured in Forbes.com was written by YouGiveGoods' founder and president, Lisa Tomasi, and offers tips and suggestions on how to become a strong leader. Based on Lisa's experiences starting and growing YouGiveGoods, she outlined 5 suggestions for steps to take to build your leadership skills. She mentions that even though you may not feel like a natural born leader, with work and persistence, you can become one.

News Outlets: Forbes.com

For Black History Month, books can be donated to young Newark readers

February 23, 2017

For Black History Month, books can be donated to young Newark readers

The article discussed YouGiveGoods’ concept, and features the Anthem Celebrates Reading Drive in Newark, NJ, along with a quote from Lisa Tomasi. The article describes YouGiveGoods as a “New Jersey-based online charitable giving site” where people can donate books in celebration of Black History Month, to be given to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark. The article mentions that the Newark Drive is part of a national drive on the YouGiveGoods site. Finally, the article mentions how readers may donate books and includes a link back to the site..

News Outlets: NJ.com, JerseyTribune.com

Natick Service Council participating in Souper Bowl of Caring 2017 Food Drove

January 24, 2017

Natick Service Council participating in Souper Bowl of Caring 2017 Food Drive

YouGiveGoods was highlighted as a resource for donations for the 2017 Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive held by the Natick Service Council. The article notes that people can shop online and all items will ship directly to the Council's food pantry. The article ran online in the Metro West Daily News and in Wicked Local Natick.

News Outlets: MetroWestDailyNews.com, WickedLocalNatick.com

What Lesson Can You Teach This Martin Luther King Jr Day?

January 15, 2017

What Lesson Can You Teach This Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

"What Lesson Can You Teach This Martin Luther King Jr. Day" was featured in several online outlets in the Dallas/Austin area on 1/15/17. The article contains five tips from Lisa Tomasi on behalf of YouGiveGoods on how to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day to include an act of service to the community. The article also explained that YouGiveGoods’ drives are a simple and effective way to take part in the MLK Day of Service.

News Outlets: MyStatesmanAustin.com, Austin360.com, NorthDallasGazette.com

It's Never Too Late (or Too Early)

January/February 2017

It's Never Too Late (or Too Early) print and online article

YouGiveGoods founder and CEO, Lisa Tomasi, was featured in an article, titled, “It’s Never Too Late (or too Early),” which ran in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur magazine and was also featured on their online counterpart entrepreneur.com. The article highlights successful entrepreneurs at various age ranges, and includes details on how Lisa Tomasi launched YouGiveGoods. Within the article, commentary from Lisa describes how she started YouGiveGoods in 2011 “with friends as users,” and now has hundreds of partners.

News Outlet: Entrepreneur (online article and print article)

Considering charitable giving for the holidays? Check out this NJ website

December 19, 2016

Considering charitable giving for the holidays? Check out this NJ website -- radio interview and online article

New Jersey 101.5FM aired an interview with YouGiveGoods president, Lisa Tomasi multiple times on December 19 in which they discussed holiday giving and YouGiveGoods. In addition to the radio interview, the online counterpart of New Jersey 101.5FM ran an article based on the interview, titled, “Considering Charitable Giving for the holidays? Check out this NJ Website." In the article and interview Lisa Tomasi explained that the goal of YouGiveGoods.com is to improve upon the normal donation or collection bin process for toy, food, school supply, or other drives by expanding them from a local to a statewide, nationwide, or even worldwide reach.

News Outlet: NJ 101.5FM (online article and on-air radio interview) and 92.7WOBM (online article)

Holiday Giving and YouGiveGoods

December 13, 2016

Radio interview - Holiday Giving and YouGiveGoods

YouGiveGoods was featured on a segment on the ABC News channel of Slacker Radio. During the interview, YouGiveGoods president, Lisa Tomasi, discussed why it’s important to remember to give back during the holiday season, noting how easy and transparent the process can be through the use of technology.

News Outlet: Slacker Radio

Website Makes it Easier to Give

December 3, 2016

Website Makes it Easier to Give

This article focuses on how YouGiveGoods is a leading online platform enhancing the giving process by applying technology. The article noted that the website allows drive-starters to boost engagement through the use of social media, to ultimately positively impact a drive’s outcome.

News Outlet: Perry Daily Journal

Will You Give on Giving Tuesday?

November 29, 2016

Will You Give on Giving Tuesday?

The article, titled “Will You Give on Giving Tuesday” shares insight from CEO and Founder Lisa Tomasi, on behalf of YouGiveGoods, discussing the importance and growth of the global movement and how YouGiveGoods is making it easy and efficient for do-gooders to participate. The article also included a direct link to the YouGiveGoods website, for readers reference.

News Outlet: The article was syndicated across The Daily Voice’s network of 38 online media outlets, including the following: New Rochelle Daily Voice, Briarcliff Daily Voice, Fairfield Daily Voice, and White Plains Daily Voice.

How the Trump Administration Will Affect Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs

November 15, 2016

How the Trump Administration Will Affect Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs

This article featured in the online counterpart of Forbes, focuses on how the results of the election will affect nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs. Insight from some of the top charitable giving experts are included in the piece, among them Lisa Tomasi, who discussed coping with a changing economy and advice for other social entrepreneurs.

News Outlet: Forbes (online)

Why Donate to a Toy Drive?

November 9, 2016

Why Donate to a Toy Drive?

The article, titled, “Why Donate to a Toy Drive?,” discusses the importance of giving toys to kids in need this holiday season, and how YouGiveGoods makes the giving process easy. A link to YouGiveGoods’ “explore” tab is included, allowing readers to search for drives to donate to.

News Outlet: Connecticut Kids and Family