Pathways Home Health & Hospice Joins #GivingTuesday Annual Holiday Encourages Local Charitable Giving

Sunnyvale, CA — November 26, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice is joining #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014. This national movement was created to encourage people to take action and improve their communities by giving to local charities and causes. This online event, celebrated the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving Holiday, coincides with the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. #GivingTuesday is to charitable giving as Black Friday is to shopping and Cyber Monday is to online commerce.

The goal of #GivingTuesday is to promote the idea that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. It celebrates generosity of spirit and people coming together to improve their communities, one donation at a time.

“Pathways is located in the middle of Silicon Valley so it makes sense that we would participate in this new way to translate social media communication into giving to local charities,” said Karen Krueger, Director of Development. “#GivingTuesday wants to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.”

#GivingTuesday gained steam with the support of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners. More than more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways for people to embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving efforts to create more meaningful results.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a remarkable group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The ACHC, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2014 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit

About #GivingTuesday

#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.