In November, we have three days for getting deals – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now, there is another day gaining momentum: Giving Tuesday – a day for giving back.
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, and people around the country come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Giving Tuesday was started in a YMCA in New York six years ago. Today, it has evolved into a global movement that encourages people to give back monetarily and with their time. The day falls after several days of indulgence, including: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. On Giving Tuesday, you are encouraged to donate money to your favorite charities and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. You can also donate goods, like building supplies and furniture – to the ReStore in Charleston and in Teays Valley.
Giving Tuesday is meant to remind people to share their bounty with folks who might not have a decent, affordable place to call home. Event organizers are encouraging people to spend the next month worrying less about what is on their personal Christmas lists and more time encouraging and amplifying small acts of kindness.
Shawn Means, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam says that Giving Tuesday is an ideal way for families and individuals to shift their focus from the “commercialized,” sometimes-stressful shopping experiences of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to community members who are in true need of a helping hand.
“That is what this world needs,” Means added. “The world needs people who can wake up and see the people out there who are in need of help. We all need to think about other people.”
Help us help West Virginia
Please, join us on Giving Tuesday and help us help our community. Donations to Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam can be deducted off business and personal taxes when 2018 rolls around.
To learn how your donation will be used in our community, visit http://hfhkp.org/donations-habitat or click here.
To learn more about Giving Tuesday, visit https://www.givingtuesday.org or search for #GivingTuesday on social media platforms.