We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year we are joining with nonprofits around the world to help create #GivingTuesday: A new day for giving back. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give back. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.
On December 3, you can give to Cal Shakes in more ways than one.
- Money – Make a difference by making a donation. We can’t do what we do without you. Read a letter from a grateful teacher here; view photos of this year’s arts, education, and community efforts here.
- Volunteer – Sign up to give your time and energy, and get inside the workings of a nonprofit theater (we’re lots of fun to work with).
- In-kind – We need stuff! Check out our wish list below—you may find stuff to give that reduces our costs, freeing up resources for our arts and education programming. If you wish to donate something on our wish list, please contact Annual Fund Manager Ian Larue at 510.899.4907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give once, twice, or three times. Whatever you contribute now will make more theater possible for more people in the Bay Area—including you. And be sure to tweet or post about it when you to, with the hash tag #GivingTuesday. Thank you!
|Multi-purpose hand truck||1||five-in-one, industrial strength|
|Folding tables||6||six feet long, lightweight, and sturdy|
|Cases of water||10||low- or no-sodium|
|Cases of nonalcoholic beverages||5||sparkling cider|
|Table linens||4||to fit six-, eight- or ten-foot tables|
|Button making supplies||1.5” button-maker supplies: pinbacks, shells, and mylar|
|Fabric softeners||5 large boxes||Bounce brand preferred|
|Music player||1||Bluetooth-enabled, or the kind to plug your device into|
|Sodastream or other sparkling water maker||1|
|Framing services||16||11″x 17″|
|Green Fleece Blankets||50||50″x60″ dark green fleece|
|Home Depot gift cards||any||any denomination|
|Reams of white copy paper||any||8.5″x 11″ plain paper; recycled strongly preferred|
|First-class postage stamps||any||Forever stamps are best, please|
|Beads and buttons||any||For the costume shop|
|Office Max and Office Depot gift cards||any||any denomination; office supplies|
|Berkeley Bowl gift cards||any denomination; food and drink for events|
|Visa gift cards|
|MasterCard gift cards|
|American Express gift cards|
|Discover gift cards|
|Disinfecting wipes||3||Clorox or any brand for cleaning desktops and telephones, etc.|
|Handheld video camera||1||Full-featured camcorder preferred; needs to have optical zoom, image stabilization, and firewire cable|
|Three-ring binders, one-inch||90||black or white; for rehearsal scripts|
|Three-ring binders, three-inch||10||D-ring, any color|
|Sunscreen||20||SPF 30 or higher, expiration no earlier than November 2014|
|Bug spray||15||Expiration no earlier than November 2014|
|Case of Ricola throat drops||4||Any flavor|
|Case of hot chocolate||6|
|Gatorade powder||12||Lemon-lime, big powder canisters preferred|
|Airjet hand dryer for bathrooms||2|
|Desk lamps||4 or 5|
|Rubber bands||2 boxes|
|iPod speakers||2||speakers that attached directly to an iPhone or iPod|
|Noise makers||5||snare drum, maracas, xylephone|
|Balls||8||From tennis balls to soccer balls, anything will do.|