Folks are encouraged to show their generosity on “Giving Tuesday” this coming Tuesday.
In 2012 the Tuesday following Thanksgiving was turned into into Giving Tuesday with hopes of bringing the focus back to giving thanks. Its goal is to encourage people to give money to local non-profits after spending on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
According to GivingTuesday.org, the movement continues to grow in year-over-year donation volume, reach and impact – driving increased donations and behavior change. In 2019, at least $1.97 Billion were donated in twenty-four hours in the U.S. alone, with 13% of the adult population participating in some way – a record-setting day. Around the world, the majority of people aware of Giving Tuesday say that it has inspired them to be more generous.
Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or finding virtual volunteer opportunities with their favorite causes—everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.
The Greater Salina Community Foundation is hosting an event at Moka’s on Crawford Street on “Giving Tuesday”.
According to the Organization, if you are you searching for that perfect gift for the person who has everything they can help. The Greater Salina Community Foundation’s holiday card program is an easy way to make a meaningful gift in honor of that special person in your life who doesn’t “need” anything.
Here’s how it works:
- You make a donation of $20 or more in honor of that person to his/her favorite charity’s permanent fund at the Greater Salina Community Foundation.
- They send a personalized card to that person announcing your gift in their name and provide you with a tax receipt for your charitable gift.
Stop by Mokas on Giving Tuesday to make your donations, pick out your cards and enjoy a cup of coffee on them.