FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Historical Association has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring in 2016 on Tuesday, November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, joining the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

“Last year,” Association Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy said, “#GivingTuesday generated significant funds for charities and nonprofit organizations around the world.” Murphy pointed out that MCHA depends heavily on individual donations as well as grants and other fundraising activities in order to continue to preserve and share our collective history. She noted that year-end fundraising is critical for nonprofit organizations, and having November 29 set aside specifically for donations will help immensely.

MCHA keeps history alive by engaging the community in educational programs, public events, and museum exhibitions and is gearing up to raise much needed funding for restoration of its historic house museums and expanding its school programs. 

“While the program is aimed at persons making donations through our website, we want to expand that to include accepting donations in any manner,” the director continued. “We are happy to accept checks through the mail or in person; we are happy to accept cash donations at the museum and headquarters at 70 Court Street.”

Contributors are invited to mark their calendars and make a donation to MCHA on November 29 at monmouthhistory.org.