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Photo from YALLA #GivingTuesday Campaign

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the San Diego Metro Region Career Center  is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving to support Youth with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. Children and teens could have PTSD if they have lived through an event that could have caused them or someone else trauma.

We are honored to announce our partnership with youth organization YALLA San Diego whose mission is to use sports, particularly soccer and academic programs to motivate refugee, immigrant and underserved youth to rebuild their lives.

YALLA has been providing after school soccer and education programs to Syrian refugee youth who have recently settled in our city. Their mission is to provide these youth with the best possible chance to acquire the education they need to become productive American citizens, and in doing so, build a brighter, more vibrant society. Programs like these help these kids achieve a better education, interact with the community, and have a better life.

You too can be a part of welcoming these bright young scholar-athletes to our wonderful city. Consider donating to YALLA in the week of November 29th for the national #GivingTuesday week, or by volunteering by signing up at

We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29.

Some ideas include:

  1. Get your workplace and local government officials, nonprofits, and small businesses involved in #GivingTuesday. Encourage them to officially sign up as partners on the website ( and to organize a campaign that promotes a cause or charity that is meaningful to them.
  2. Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Join the email list by visiting to receive updates, event invitations, and the latest graphics and tools to share on your social channels.
  3. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about charity and the causes and organizations you support.
  4. Localize #GivingTuesday for your town, city, or state. Many organizations have come together to build local #GivingTuesday campaigns in their neighborhoods. Reach out to other organizations to see how together, you can have a greater impact this November 29th.

There are many ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday. We encourage you to join the movement and visit to learn more about how you can make a difference.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global movement dedicated to giving around the world.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: