Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference
The Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Pledges to raise funds to support the return of the 2017 Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference
Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference 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. Volunteers for LCIMC will be collecting donations and making phone calls to prospective donors. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
LCIMC joined #GivingTuesday to raise funding for the return of the 2017 mariachi conference. They have set a conservative goal of $2,300 to help kick off the new year. The $2,300 represent the 23 years the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference has been in existence. “This fundraising effort in which we intend to hold annually is unprecedented for our organization. We have depended largely on local business sponsorships and grants to fund our annual conference.” said Interim Director Robert Palacios, “I am not only excited to reach out for support from members of our local community, but to the endless reach of social media.”
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone. “We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in joining LCIMC’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit 1832 W. Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005 this Tuesday, November 29. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.