Spero Family Services has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses
the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to
celebrate generosity worldwide. We are also excited to announce that the Mayors of the City of Mt.
Vernon and the City of West Frankfort are announcing an official proclamation of this day.
Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
(in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the
holiday giving season. It also inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to
give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Spero joined #GivingTuesday as a way to promote non-profits and the work they do. Spero launched
their own #GivingTuesday campaign in 2016, and our goal this year is to at least double the gifts from
our generous supporters as they invest in our mission and vision to provide hope, help and healing to
those in our care.
“We are excited about this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, and already the community has rallied
around our efforts to make this day special. We offer an online giving platform for donations through
our website which makes it easy to give. It takes about 5 minutes to make a donation, however the
impact of that gift will last a lifetime. We hope the community will join us on the 28th to make a
difference in the lives of others that need help and healing,” states Sandy Sinnett, Director of
Development & PR.
The community can go to sperofs.org/giving-Tuesday to donate.
Please join us for the official proclamation given by both Mayors at the next City Council meeting:
Mt. Vernon – Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00pm at the Rolland Lewis Community Building
West Frankfort – Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00pm at City Hall