What do most Americans and for that matter, individuals around the world do the day after Thanksgiving? SHOP. Well, this year, The BitGive Foundation is partnering with Bitcoin Black Friday to provide you an opportunity to give back through a donation drive. Bitcoin Magazine encourages you to look into giving back with the best way to give: through Bitcoin!
BitGive issued the following press release:
BITGIVE FOUNDATION – BITCOIN CHARITY DRIVE ON BLACK FRIDAY
A Charitable Giving Organization of the Bitcoin Community
(Sacramento, CA – November 22, 2013) – The BitGive Foundationis partnering with Bitcoin Black Friday to promote charitable giving through a donation drive as part of a Bitcoin alternative to Black Friday.
The BitGive Foundation is collecting donations around the clock in Bitcoin, but on November 29th, 2013 (Bitcoin Black Friday) all donations received by BitGive will be sent to Save the Children for their Typhoon Haiyan Children’s Relief Fund. BitGive has also worked to involve other charities in the Bitcoin Black Friday event. The Foundation’s hope is that as people are drawn to alternatives to the traditional Black Friday commercial frenzy, turning to online deals and Bitcoin transactions, that they will also be reminded of the Season of Giving and donate to charities doing good work around the world.
Madeline Finch, Board Member and Secretary of the Foundation says, “We are excited to be a part of Bitcoin Black Friday and to bring a charitable aspect to this already alternative event. And Save the Children and their relief efforts in the Philippines is exactly where we want to see our donation drive make a big difference.”
To share their vision and continue to educate audiences about Bitcoin, Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, will be presenting on the “Positive Social Impact of Bitcoin” alongside Elizabeth Ploshay of the Bitcoin Foundation Board at the upcoming Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 7-8, 2013.
The BitGive Foundation, launched earlier this year, is a charitable giving organization of the Bitcoin community, whose mission is to provide gifts to environmental and public health causes worldwide. BitGive has received several significant donations from Bitcoin mining companies KnCMiner and Butterfly Labs, as well as in-kind donations and services from Perkins Coie, LLP and BitPay, Inc., who also processes Bitcoin donations to charities at no cost.
More donations in Bitcoin have come in through the easy two-step donation process on their website. The Foundation has a multi-million dollar long-term goal for global giving and is confident that the Bitcoin community can support that bold vision.
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To support the BitGive Foundation, donations are being accepted at: