Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement


Whether it’s $50 to fund a resident’s round-trip transportation to a doctor’s office or $3,500 to pay for a NuStep Cross Trainer for the physical therapy department, any level of giving can make a difference at The Nathaniel Witherell, the highly regarded short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing center in Greenwich, CT. That’s why The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell have 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. This year, #GivingTuesday will be held on Tuesday, December 1.

“When you give to The Friends of Nathaniel Witherell on #GivingTuesday, you are helping to continue Witherell’s 112-year tradition of caring for the elderly of our Town when home care is no longer an option, and providing state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation for those on the mend,” says David Ormsby, Chairman of the Friends. “Your gift goes a long way towards helping each of our residents and rehab patients. In fact, the theme of this year’s annual appeal is ‘Faces of Witherell,’ featuring photographs of some of those here at Witherell who will be positively impacted by your generosity.”

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), and the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days. #GivingTuesday is a great way to commemorate the upcoming holidays by urging people to remember those in need in their local communities, and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Those who are interested in supporting Witherell’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit and make their pledge online on Tuesday, December 1. Of course, donations are welcome year round and are always highly appreciated. For more information, please contact Scott Neff, Witherell’s development director, at 203.618.4227 or

About Nathaniel Witherell

Nathaniel Witherell is a short-term rehab and skilled nursing center located on 24 beautiful acres just two miles from downtown Greenwich. Witherell is committed to person-centered care provided by a compassionate and experienced staff. Rehab is available seven days a week. The nonprofit is owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich and has been serving the community for over 112 years.

Witherell reflects the community’s collective commitment to provide for the town’s elderly when home care is no longer an option. The vast majority of residents have lived their entire lives in Greenwich and supported the community in which we live. Nathaniel Witherell was recently recognized as “one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut” by U.S. News & World Report. For each year since the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted its rating system in 2008, Witherell has enjoyed the Center’s coveted 5-star rating, a distinction granted to only 19% of the nursing homes in the United States.

To learn more about Nathaniel Witherell, the public may call Allen Brown, Executive Director, at (203) 618-4323, Scott Neff, Development Director, at (203) 618-4227, or visit us online at 

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires 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 harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday, please visit

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