Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Giving Tuesday 2019

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This year, GivingTuesday falls on December 3. The Community Foundation will be participating for the 4th year, in GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday has become 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. It is meant to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season, as well as inspiring people to improve their communities, give back 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. So many people today are forgoing traditional gift giving, opting for more creative ways to “share the wealth” of family and friends. This is an opportunity to support a cause or organization that may be close to the heart of a family member or friend.

We would like to see the real meaning of Giving Tuesday continue. We have Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday. It would be lovely if GivingTuesday also became synonymous with the holiday season. This year, Facebook will be matching the first $7 million in donations, made after 8 AM. It’s worth pointing out that last year, the $7 million matching funds were gone within seconds. So while the opportunity is there, the idea of matching funds, should not be the driving force.

What a wonderful gift.

If a donation is made as a gift, and is of $50.00 or more we will send the gift recipient a card, letting them know that a donation has been made in their name. Please check the In Honor of check box and fill out Name and Address of Person to Notify.

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