First there was Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday. Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday 2018  It will start at 8:00 am and continue through Wednesday @ 7:59 am

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated 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.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is seeking your support on this day. Our goal is to reach $ 15,000, last year through your generosity we reach $9,000. Macular degeneration robs seniors and adults of the central vision. This leaves people with limited sight

This year, I’m thrilled to share that PayPal is partnering with Facebook to match 100% of donations made on Giving Tuesday, up to a total of $7 million, to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits. This marks the largest match program in the history of Giving Tuesday, a movement PayPal has championed since its inception in 2012.  The donation match will be one of the many ways we celebrate Giving Tuesday and the spirit of giving throughout the holiday season.
We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the global economy – from seamless commerce transactions to giving to a favorite cause. Partnering with companies like Facebook directly supports our vision for helping people support their favorite causes, wherever and whenever they are inspired to make a difference.

We hope you’ll join us on Facebook November 27th to double the funds you donate for the causes closest to your heart. Together, we can make this year’s Giving Tuesday the biggest yet, and more importantly make a positive impact on organizations that make such a difference in our world. These donations will go towards Research, Education and patient advocacy efforts.Age-related macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls visual acuity.

The health of the macula determines our ability to read, recognize faces, drive, watch television, use a computer, and perform any other visual task that requires us to see fine detail.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans, and due to the aging of the U.S. population, the number of people affected by AMD is expected to increase significantly in the years ahead.

According to a recent study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.5 percent of Americans age 40 and older have some degree of macular degeneration. Other research suggests there were 11.1 million cases of early AMD in the U.S. This number is expected to increase to 20.8 million by the year 2050. 

Donations must be made on the Facebook page to be matched. Please click on this link : https://www.facebook.com/macularhope/   You will see the donate button which will take you to a secure page to make your donation. Any amount helps. All donations are tax deductible and all donor information is kept confidential. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.
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