Happening the Tuesday right after Black Friday and
Cyber Monday, two major days for commerce, GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving! It’s a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and give back.
Join the movement! Let’s show our commitment to making our communities, country, and the world a better place.
It’s the day after Cyber Monday where nonprofits can unite; much like the retail world does on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is being called “the official start to the giving season”.
There are many ways! You can participate by volunteering at an event, hosting an event where the proceeds go to your favourite charity – or you can simply donate to a cause that speaks to you.
In 2014 Community Living Essex County joined the movement by creating our very first online giving campaign for GivingTuesday. We used our social media sites to provide our audience different ways to donate to our organization, as well as how to get involved in events in the community. This campaign also offered a new platform to create awareness while introducing the public to some of the people we support, and how their donations affect the lives of those we support and their families.
Our 2015 online donation campaign raised $2,000, and our good friends from Hometown Family Pharmacy in Harrow, ON matched each donation – bringing our grand total to $4,000 raised.
If you haven’t yet, be sure you “like” Community Living Essex County on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter so you can see our posts about GivingTuesday, letting you know how YOU can join the movement!