Challenge Match for Freedom School!

by The Listening, Inc.

You probably already know about Giving Tuesday.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

And you probably know who we are.

The Listening (that's us) is an incorporated nonprofit organization in Lynchburg, VA with the mission statement to engage, change and save lives with the performing arts through community engagement and youth programming. We hold space and create opportunities for people to make a difference with creativity, hope, education and action.

We've had a pretty Intense year, but we've gotten some big news recently and we just can't wait to share It with you...

An anonymous donor has surprised us with a matching gift of $10,000!

That's right. Ten thousand dollars.

What does this mean? It means that for the next week and a half, whatever we are able to fundraise, will be doubled up to $10,000. It means that we will have the chance to raise $20,000 TO GO TOWARDS OUR FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM. It means that, with your help, we will be able to reunite with our Freedom School scholars (and hopefully meet some new ones) and use literature and art to make an Impact In their lives.

$25 = $50

$50 = $100

$75 = $150

2020 has left a mark on us all. 

We've witnessed racial Injustices, healthcare Inequalities, gun violence, police brutality and political manipulation - not to mention a global pandemic. We've all been scared, unsure, angry, and completely exhausted. But we believe that we've learned some lessons about what our organization's purpose is in our community. There has never been a time where our mission has been more clear; to engage the people intentionally, to change perceptions on what the arts and literature can do, and to save lives by creating brave spaces to hear each other clearly.

The challenge has been set, and we need you to help us cross the line.

From November 20 to December 1, every dollar (up to $10,000) donated will be doubled (up to $10,000), thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. PLEASE HELP TODAY!

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