One of the missions of Unity 4 Orphans is to bring awareness to the ways in which people are contributing to the needs of those less fortunate, especially children living in poverty, and we proudly share in National Nonprofit Day!
Did you know that August 17th was National Nonprofit Day? In 1894, with the signing of The Tariff Act, the first federal income tax was imposed on corporations, including exemptions for nonprofit organizations. It wasn’t until 2017, however, that it was designated as a national holiday and began gaining wider recognition.
You may have already heard of Giving Tuesday, which falls annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day since its inception in 2012.
After many years of spending on Black Friday to get a head start on holiday shopping, as well as fuel the economy, many Americans have found it to be equally important, and even more so, to support nonprofit organizations. The holiday season inspires many people to be thankful for their blessings, enjoy holiday cheer, and toast to a prosperous new year.
However, others—especially children—living in poverty worldwide experience these holidays as they would any other day: full of insecurity over food, shelter, and other basic human needs.
The recognition of National Nonprofit Day just four years ago was an important milestone in raising the awareness of the general public to the needs of those less fortunate.
The staff at Unity 4 Orphans, the children at our orphanages in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as those who are part of our education program in Managua, Nicaragua want to thank our faithful supporters for keeping our vision alive with their generosity and continued support. We are thrilled to see the uptick in donor involvement after 2020, a year that though difficult for many, was especially difficult for children living in poverty.
If you were unaware of National Nonprofit Day but would like to contribute to the needs of the kids we support, please consider making a donation or sponsoring a child monthly. You can make a difference in the life of a child, which creates a ripple effect into their families, communities, and beyond!