joins GivingTuesday pledging to raise $5,555 for fifth anniversary

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Submitted by Abby Sheaffer
Updated 11/23/2018 7:05 PM 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.

Donations for will be accepted online at


Occurring this year on Nov. 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) 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.

As approaches its fifth anniversary, they are also anticipating welcoming the 500th member to the tribe. In order to continue to deliver the necessary support to individuals who are searching for meaningful employment, they need your help.

With your help in raising this money, you can subsidize the success of 11 new members. For details on how this breaks down, visit

When we first met Mary Z., she was a single mom, about to lose her steady job of 17 years. She was clueless about what to do next, let alone how to do it. The world of work and job hunting had changed. Together, our coaching team helped Mary to navigate the changes. She found success. Mary said, "Without you I would still be sitting in a dark basement binge-watching Netflix!"

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Marcela moved, legally, from a central American country with her husband and two teenage children in search of better opportunities. Because her English was the strongest, Marcela was up first to figure out what she really wanted to do now that she was here. Through our proprietary First Things First program, she discovered strengths and opportunities she never realized existed. Marcela said, "It was eye-opening for me."

For more information on Mary, Marcela or our other success stories. visit #mydoovermesuccesstory: was founded by Cynthia Kay Wade in March 2014. It is Kane County's premiere nonprofit career coaching center. Wade's prior experience includes 11 years as a third-party corporate recruiter in the high-power business world of Chicago. When the recession hit, Wade lost her job in a company-wide re-org. Inspired by seeing so many talented, professionals suddenly left jobless, Wade began as a way to help people whose lives had turned upside down.

Ninety-five percent of the individuals who stay with succeed in finding their way back to the workforce.

Services at are offered on a sliding-scale, meaning anyone, whether their annual income is $20,000 or $500,000, receives the same services including résumé creation and revision, LinkedIn profile creation and revision, interview prep, and career coaching. In addition to this, members of are privy to specialty workshops such as exclusive our networking series and personal assessments, speakers, book clubs, and more. Our unique approach, providing a coaching team to support individuals has a proven track record of success.


If you or someone you care about has experienced the hopeless feeling of unemployment, join's #GivingTuesday initiative at

For details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About is the Fox Valley's premier career/community coaching center providing practical support to the unemployed, underemployed, and unhappily employed in find meaningful employment after difficult transitions. is an Illinois 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and is Silver certified by GuideStar.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Nov. 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.


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