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Responding to Urgent COVID19 Need across 105 programs in PA, MD, DE, and DC, Gaudenzia is joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

“We’re in this together.” - Dr. Dale Klatzker

Norristown, PA May 5, 2020 – Gaudenzia is responding to meet the needs of individuals and families affected by substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues by following stringent guidelines and safety protocols for COVID-19 set forth by local, state, and federal agencies.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

Dale Klatzker

Watch Dr. Dale Klatzker, President and CEO of Gaudenzia, discuss how Gaudenzia is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic on top of the Opioid epidemic.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

Those interested in joining Gaudenzia’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit https://bit.ly/34A0UtO.

About Gaudenzia

Serving about 19,790 individuals annually, Gaudenzia operates 180 drug and alcohol treatment programs at 105 facilities for men and women in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Services include specialized programs for pregnant and parenting mothers, adolescents, and people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Gaudenzia continues to improve and expand our services, helping individuals, families, and communities overcome the ravages of addiction.

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#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities, and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.