NEW YORK, NY, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 12/01/2014 – – Worldwide Internet, Inc. (OTC Pink: WNTR) (PINKSHEETS: WNTR), portfolio company I-Texts, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners, charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 2, 2014, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
I-Texts has joined #GIVINGTUESDAY to encourage its 17,000 supporters to give to one of the 800 charities that I-Texts supports. In addition they can give to their charities by purchasing products and services from one of the 170 advertisers in the I-texts network.
Frank Kristan, President of I-Texts, Inc. stated, “We are pleased to join the #GivingTuesday Movement that encourages our supporters to spend with a purpose that benefits their favorite charity.”
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y), came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and with the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate their efforts for meaningful results.
“It’s been a privilege to work with remarkable leaders all over the country building a movement around #GivingTuesday,” said Henry Timms, 92Y’s Executive Director. “This initiative has truly been crowd-sourced by some of the smartest and most connected minds among the next generation of philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”
“#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”
About I-Texts, Inc
I-Texts, Inc. (www.i-texts.com) has developed a state of the art technology platform that connects nationwide charities, donors and advertisers. In addition to providing a range of message delivery services, I-Texts unique business model generates positive income for charities through permission based connection of donors with advertisers.
About Worldwide Internet, Inc.
Worldwide Internet, Inc. (OTC: WNTR) (www.worldwideinternetinc.com). The company is now focused on acquisitions of business operations and investments in a diversified holding company.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire 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 will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GivingTues .
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