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Now that you’ve made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we wanted to remind you that today marks a very important holiday tradition: #GivingTuesday.

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (November 28, 2017), #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season at a time when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving – bringing charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back.

This year on #GivingTuesday we have partnered with long-time JAF supporter Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the nation’s leading discount furniture retailers, to double the impact you can make in the lives of cancer patients who are in desperate need of financial assistance.

Each year, Bob’s Discount Furniture provides donations of both time and resources to social service agencies, charities, group homes and community fundraisers, children’s charities, schools and community service groups alike. The Bob’s Discount Furniture team has made philanthropy a staple in its businesses culture by donating over $2.75 million annually to various charitable organizations such as JAF.

A large majority of the Bob’s Discount Furniture team’s charitable donations are driven by their Café Collections for a Cause initiative. Each of the 89 different Bob’s Discount Furniture locations throughout the Northeastern United States is equipped with a Café featuring complimentary snacks and beverages. While enjoying free goodies in the Bob’s Cafés, customers are invited to give back to their communities through a donation repository.  In turn, at the close of each quarter, the Bob’s team matches all Cafés donations by 100% and selects a non-profit to donate to. Whether the Bob’s team is surprising schools with donations or partnering with foundations like JAF, they are dedicated to helping worthy causes.

All donations made today, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, will be matched by Bob’s Discount Furniture, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 – with 100% of the proceeds benefiting JAF patients and their families!

Cancer knows no holiday breaks, and many families struggling with the disease are battling the emotional and financial ramifications that come with the diagnosis. While we illuminate our neighborhoods with festive decorations, many are having trouble keeping the lights on. While we gather around the fire, many are too buried under insurance invoices to pay the gas bill. But you can help change that.

Today is about people coming together to do extraordinary things, and before you finish your holiday shopping, please think about giving a gift that is guaranteed to have many happy returns.

The “pay it forward” mantra is deeply embedded into the fabric of our Foundation, and we hope you'll once again join us in supporting cancer patients and their families by donating to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation today in honor of #GivingTuesday.

When you donate to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation today, you could receive a "thank you" selfie video from Joe himself, or one of his famous friends, committed volunteers or staff.  You're also invited to dedicate your selfie to someone battling cancer that could use an upbeat moment today.

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