Giving Tuesday kicks off the reason for the season
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Its organizers call it the giving season’s opening day: Giving Tuesday.
At http://givingtuesday.org/ the mission is to “Create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.”
Grand Rapids’ South End Community Outreach Ministries is embracing this new day as it works toward ending poverty.
“The program that we are specifically promoting through Giving Tuesday is Pride for parents. And in this program parents are able to volunteer up to 10 hours per child and in doing so get to choose up to $75 worth of Christmas presents per child”
Stefanie Hosfold is Development Director at South End Community Outreach Ministries.
“So they do have some stake and some ownership through this process and they’re really proud. Instead of being given a gift for their child they’re really earning that.”
This is a day to give time, money or both. Giving Tuesday’s roots are in New York City at the 92nd Street Y. It joined forces with the United Nations Foundation to gain momentum with corporations and non-profits.
Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy is drawing awareness. Robert Shalett suspects the results will be positive.
“I think the organizers have gotten a good response all over the country and I’d be surprised if it didn’t catch on.”
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