Dear potential donor and early childhood advocate!
Today, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNM, part of the global day of giving -- #GivingTuesday.
What is #GivingTuesdayNM?
Last year was the first statewide initiative in New Mexico, and more than 100 nonprofits in 11 communities came together on #GivingTuesdayNM and raised close to $300,000 for their work! This year, NMAEYC is so excited to be a part of the #GivingTuesdayNM coalition and we invite you to join in the movement. The best way to give back to the community in which we live is by coming together to support one another. This can be through dollars, time, or other ways that feel meaningful.
Our Organizational Goal
For #GivingTuesdayNM, NMAEYC has set a donation goal of $5,000! This money would provide scholarships to Early Childhood Education professionals who are interested in attending NMAEYC’s Annual Early Childhood Conference and the Santa Fe Early Childhood Public Policy and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute (PP&PAL).
Annual NMAEYC Early Childhood Conference
Our annual early childhood conference is a staple within the New Mexico early childhood community! For over 40 years, early childhood professionals have come to the conference to learn from one another through workshops and presentations, network with old and new colleagues, and engage with all the wonderful early childhood initiatives happening across the state. Scholarships to the conference will provide assistance with travel costs, as well as covering the costs in attending the conference. Scholarships also include membership in New Mexico AEYC and National AEYC so that recipients can experience or extend the benefits of both the state and the national organization.
Santa Fe Early Childhood Public Policy and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute
For years, NMAEYC has partnered with different organizations to provide public policy institutes around the state. The #GivingTuesdayNM donations will also support travel scholarships for attendees to attend our staple public policy event that is held in Santa Fe during the first days of the legislative sessions. For seven years, we have had the honor of serving and educating parents, professionals, and supporters of Early Childhood Education on how to advocate for the issues they care for. The Public Policy Institute in Santa Fe provides training and insight on how to communicate with state and US legislators, education on bills and amendments that affect early childhood issues in New Mexico. It also offers opportunities to connect with communities from around the state on mobilizing to advocate for Early Childhood Education.
Both our annual conference and Santa Fe public policy institute provide immense professional development opportunities for some of the hardest working people in our state: those who work with young children, families, and our communities!
How to Donate!
If you would like to give a donation to NMAEYC online, please click the button below!
You can also donate by phone! Text to +1-505-395-5650. Enter any number in the message for the amount you would like to donate. For example, if you want to donate $10, simply text the number digits 10. Afterwards, you will get an automatic reply with a link directing you to set up and confirm your donation to NMAEYC!
Check out other #GivingTuesdayNM Organizations!
Make sure to give on November 29th! You can find the list of participating organizations at www.GivingTuesdayNM.org.
Here are some ideas for on helping to spread the word:
1. Let local elected officials, partner nonprofits, and small businesses know about #GivingTuesdayNM. Encourage them to sign up at www.GivingTuesdayNM.org.
2. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNM to talk about the New Mexico nonprofits and causes you care about and support.
#GivingTuesdayNM is not about just one sector, cause, or community. #GivingTuesdayNM is about New Mexico. Together we can do more.
Baji Rankin, Executive Director
The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children