As a person that works to help people in our community, one of my favourite days is almost here! It’s not because it’s almost December and the snow is on its way (I am really not a big winter person – summer is more of my thing). But it’s because this day truly showcases the people and kindness that we have right here in our own backyard!
That day is Giving Tuesday taking place on November 29, 2016.
Now only a few years old, Giving Tuesday has already made a huge impact in the world of charitable giving. It can get pretty wild on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – they are full of sales, materialism and some pretty wacky videos popping up online. But putting those days into balance is Giving Tuesday – a day when we don’t think of ourselves but we think of others.
It’s the day that when we go online we see that everyone is sharing kindness and love and that’s a great feeling!
Last year North York Harvest jumped into the Giving Tuesday spirit and we were just amazed by the outpouring of support that was received. On that day alone, you helped more than 400 families receive a hamper of nutritious food!
People like Louise felt that outpouring of generosity. Louise came into the food bank because she had just lost her job and needed help with food. She was also very stressed because her children had grown out of their winter clothes. With money tight and winter on its way – she didn’t know what to do and felt helpless. If not for the food hamper she received through Giving Tuesday, she wouldn’t have come into the food bank and gotten a referral to another service to assist her with children’s clothing. More than 400 families just like hers received the food and help they needed – and it’s because of you!
We have you to thank for your generosity on that day and invite you to make this Giving Tuesday an even bigger success!
This year we want to double our collective impact and help 800 families and we can’t do it without you!
Join us this Giving Tuesday in making a difference in the lives of 800 families in your community! A gift of just $12 will provide a hamper of healthy food and so much more for a family in need.
Today you can make a difference in the lives of so many people right before we enter into this busy holiday season. Get your friends involved and spread the word all over social media! Try out our incredible new Givelanche tool to start your own avalanche of giving!
Together we can make a huge impact this Giving Tuesday!