Monika L Brooks
Mocha Autism Network
MOCHA AUTISM NETWORK Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Spending With A Purpose
Oakland, California - November 19, 2014 – Mocha Autism Network 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; to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate 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.
The goals of the Mocha Autism Network are to expand its outreach to underrepresented areas in the Bay Areas. Goals include:
- Establishing Parent Groups for affected Families
- Creation of a training series for Parents, Teachers and religious organizations
- Creation of literature for Bay Area Parents
“We are proud to be part of the #GivingTuesday movement to promote philanthropy in the area of underrepresented areas. This initiative provides an opportunity for communities to be a part of its own progress in Autism Awareness,” stated Monika Brooks, Executive Director of the Mocha Autism Network.
About Mocha Autism Network
Mocha Autism Network is an organization motivated by love and fueled by our beautiful children on the Autism Spectrum. Organized in 2013, the Mocha Autism Network was created to increase information in underrepresented communities. As the identity of people on the Autism Spectrum becomes more recognizable and divers, it becomes clear that if our children are to be properly taken care of, it is up to us to stand up and be noticed on our own.
#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.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: