#Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It has grown as the kick-off to the holiday season with vast choices of social causes across the world to support online. #Giving Tuesday is simply a Day of Giving. So make sure you save-the-date and add a social cause to your gift list.
For MTO Giving Tuesday is not charity, it’s an opportunity to invest in change. Our goal is to raise $5,000, all proceeds sustain MTO’s Tenant Stabilization Programs, which work to keep low-income renters housed and prevent homelessness. You can make a world of difference through our tenant stabilization efforts by clicking here to donate today or support us on #Giving Tuesday.
Last year, with the support of donors and volunteers, MTO served over 15,000 low-income households through direct service, community organizing, and policy change. The tenants and renting families we work with are vulnerable to systemic racism, homelessness, deteriorating building conditions, and threats of unjust eviction. We all deserve access to healthy, safe, and affordable housing to stabilize our lives and flourish. Without it our families are stressed, our children are less likely to excel in school, our job productivity weakens, costly emergency room visits become routine, and displacement and homelessness become acceptable housing outcomes for low-income families.
Our communities thrive when there is opportunity to do so. At MTO, we work to create those opportunities, and we need you to help us get the job done. Please consider joining Chicago and Cook County renters in the stand for tenant stability. Click here to donate now or give on #Giving Tuesday. Your gift is an investment in the positive change our communities deserve.