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#Giving Tuesday OSS

Otto Specht School has joined #GivingTuesday, a pioneering effort to harness the collective power of partners charities, families, businesses, and individuals. The movement is transforming how people think, talk about, and participate in the giving season. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have become recognized days of holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday brings attention to philanthropy, donations, and kind actions - a movement we can really get behind!

We encourage you to give a gift on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 that will help bring the horses home to OS! We are so excited to be adding rescued mustang Otis to our staff to begin our Therapeutic Riding program! Your donation will help us complete the infrastructure he needs, find him a friend, and provide the necessary care, food, and supplies. We are fortunate to have been gifted the horse and some supplies already and now we need you to get us the rest of the way! Join together with the Otto Specht School community by making your gift on this national day of giving. GIVE NOW! This year, every dollar you give to support Otto Specht School on #GivingTuesday will be matched (up to $6,500) by parents and teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to make this happen and challenge you to get involved as well. With this exciting incentive, we are hoping to outdo ourselves.

If you have been waiting until the right time to make a gift, this is it. And if your employer offers a match, you are in a unique position to TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT.

Please consider making a gift in honor of a friend or family member. In doing so, you will be able to share Otto Specht School with someone who might otherwise not know about us. By introducing new people to the school now, you are creating the potential for supporters in the future. We also ask that you share our messages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and of course by word of mouth. Your endorsements and support are critical to the success of this one day campaign.

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, I hope you will make your gift to the school on November 28th, so that it will be twice as powerful!

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