Crowdrise Community to Build World's First Giving Tower Near Washington Monument


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Farrah Kim

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Washington, DC (Dec. 1, 2014) – CrowdRise, the leading platform for charitable crowdfunding, is partnering with hundreds of charities to build a Giving Tower to show the world’s philanthropic impact on #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tower will be built using augmented reality, think a really cool hologram on the National Mall.
People will be able to visit the Giving Tower in a few real-life locations including on the grounds of the Washington Monument at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in coordination with The Trust for the National Mall. 
Everyone who donates to the Giving Tower gets a brick in the Tower with their picture and the cause they donated to.  All the individual bricks will stack up to create the Giving Tower.  As people all over the world donate to the causes they care about, everyone will be able to watch the Giving Tower grow.
WHAT:  The World’s first giving tower to show philanthropic impact on #GivingTuesday
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2nd
Media availabilities 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*Media interested in attending, please rsvp to Jon Romano at or via cell 617-435-6613
WHERE:  Grounds of the Washington Monument (between the Monument and the WWII Memorial)
For more information on CrowdRise’s massive #GivingTuesday effort, and to watch a video demonstrating how the Giving Tower will work, please visit:
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About Crowdrise and The Trust for the National Mall:
CrowdRise is the platform that millions of people, charities, companies and celebrities use to give back. CrowdRisers use the site to donate to and fundraise for the causes they’re passionate about. CrowdRise’s unique approach to making giving back fun and notable and cool and interesting creates a network effect that drives amazing awareness and, most importantly, revolutionary fundraising for thousands of organizations every day.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and preserving the National Mall for generations to come, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 29 million annual visitors to the National Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit