It can be easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the Christmas season. With all the gifts that need to be bought, parties planned, dinners cooked, and presents wrapped it can be hard to think of anything other than our own list of what needs to be done.
This holiday season, we are asking our community to look past their own shopping lists and give back on Giving Tuesday. After the tornado of shopping that comes with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can take a breath and think of our neighbours that don’t have the luxury of shopping for others throughout the holiday. This November 30 is a day for giving back.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Black Friday. This day is described as the beginning of the giving season and it is a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for their favourite causes. In our case, Giving Tuesday is about supporting The Mustard Seed and in turn, rallying for those in our community experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people to bring real change in their communities. The concept of setting aside a day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season is to provide a platform for your community to encourage the donation of time, resources, and talents to make real changes. It is a day of uniting communities as everyone works towards a similar goal and an opportunity to share our capacity to care for and empower one another.
“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”
Thanks to our generous friends at Fairfield Watson, every Giving Tuesday donation made on November 30th will be matched up until midnight. This means your gift will provide double the help and support for children, families, seniors, and vulnerable community members in need.
On November 30th, be a part of this global day of giving and help us reach our goal of $100,000. Together, we can provide vital programs and services to our neighbours experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our cities.