Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival 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 this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and 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.
Please consider participating in Giving Tuesday by donating to support the festival's community outreach programs. As always, we will be giving free festival tickets to students 18 and under and offering discounts to seniors. Additionally, this year GMSF will offer a very special class on storytelling as a form of healing for veterans and their families, who can attend at no cost. Acclaimed teller and facilitator Regi Carpenter will lead this class and join Lyn Ford, Michael Reno Harrell, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Rev. Robert Jones for two days of telling and workshops at our 2018 festival.
This is what your donation can do:
- $10 pays for a student to attend the festival
- $50 helps pay for Braille copies of the festival's program
- $100 helps pay for our sign language interpreter for the festival
- $150 pays for a veteran to attend the special class
- $200 or more helps us continue to bring in first-rate storytellers to teach and delight