Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is #GivingTuesday and Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to raise money for their Emergency Fund.
OCES, the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, invites the community to join the #GivingTuesday movement and support their Emergency Fund program. The fund enables OCES to help individuals in Plymouth County who need support to remain living safe, independent and healthy in the community.
OCES’ Emergency Fund helps meet the needs of at-risk low-income older adults and individuals with disabilities who are in a crisis or emergency circumstance that threatens their health and/or living situation. OCES’ Emergency Fund supports dozens of consumers throughout the year who are struggling with unforeseen emergency events by providing necessities such as heat in the winter, nutritious food and life-sustaining medications.
OCES’ goal is to raise $10,000 this year through #GivingTuesday, as the number of individuals needing assistance from their Emergency Fund increases each year.
To make a donation to OCES’ Emergency Fund online, visit www.ocesma.org/donations/
Donations may also be made by check or money order and mailed to OCES, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. #GivingTuesday donations will be accepted through December 31, 2019.
To encourage others to join the #GivingTuesday movement and support OCES with a donation or by volunteering, share it on social media platforms using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #OCESGIVESBACK.
“All money raised during #GivingTuesday goes to OCES’ Emergency Fund, which makes a critical difference in the lives of our consumers who are facing emergency situations,” said Long. “By supporting OCES’ Emergency Fund, donors are ultimately giving back to their neighbors in the community.”
Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
For more information, call OCES 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.