#GIVINGTUESDAYCLT: "THE POWER OF WE"
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
... Maya Angelou
Tuesday, November 29th is the 10th year of Giving Day, also known as Giving Tuesday. The initial idea behind Giving Day/Giving Tuesday was to inspire personal philanthropy and to encourage charitable giving: be it time or money or goods (or all three) during the holiday season.
LOTS OF GIVING HAPPENED IN 2021 IN THE USA
- $2.7 billion were raised in the USA #GivingTuesday effort; $5.7 million was raised on-line.
- $17.8 million people volunteered on #GivingTuesday, equaling 520 hours of time.
- 10.2 million people donated goods equaling $156,000 in donations.
"No one has ever become poor from giving."
... Anne Frank
LOTS OF GIVING HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTE ON #GIVINGTUESDAY 2021
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."
... H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY: VIDEO
How You Can "Give" In The Charlotte Metro Area:
Assistance League of Charlotte: sponsors philanthropic programs which feed, cloth, mentor, educate children and families in Mecklenburg County. Financial donations are very much appreciated, however the Assistance League would also be delighted for donations to its AL Thrift Shop of clothing, shoes, household items, electronics, linenes, furniture, books, toys. And you can also volunteer to help out in the AL Thrift Shop.
Council For Children's Rights: the largest child advocacy organization in the Southeast with some 30 attorneys on staff. The Council needs volunteer attorneys and custody advocates to assist with custody cases. Financial donations are what the Council, as well. Check out the Council For Children's Right's Facebook page.
Dress For Success: (one of my personal favorites as a former corporate executive)--helps more than 900 Charlotte area women each year to find jobs, sponsors career preparation and retention programs, as well as provides appropriate clothing for the work world. Their needs require clothing appropriate for interviews and office work, office supplies, and of course financial contributions. They'll take any and all volunteer help you can provide in their programs. Check out the Facebook Page for Dress For Success.
Ronald McDonald House Of Charlotte: provides housing for the families of children who are being treated in Charlotte area medical facilities. Ronald McDonald House needs monetary contributions, gift card to local grocery stores, canned meals, toiletries, paper towels. Or you can help out at the House with evening meals. The Ronald McDonald house also has a wonderful "Adopt A Room" program worth checking out.
This is a very short list of the local, Charlotte organizations looking for help on Giving Tuesday and throughout the 2020holiday season. There are more than 600 Charlotte area non-profit organizations looking for your assistance, including The Humane Society of Charlotte, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Friends of Ferile Felines, the Home Again Foundation, and so many more. Whether your interests lie in helping children, our military/veterans, animals, educational institutions, health services, cultural organizations, there's something for everyone. And this year, the need is greater than ever.
"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into the giving."
... Mother Teresa
For more information on how you can give of your time, money, goods or all three in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 check out the #GivingTuesdayCLT website.
As we like to say in Charlotte:
No Matter How You Choose To Give... It's All GOOD!
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