Today is Giving Tuesday. This global movement to create a day of charitable giving occurs annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Local non-profits are rallying their supporters to join the movement.
The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia would be happy to accept all financial contributions, indicates Leigh Barba, Executive Director, who adds that “Give Something That Means Something” is the theme of the Red Cross’ holiday campaign for 2019.
Locals may also support the local Red Cross chapter by donating blood or by becoming a volunteer, adds Barba. Details are online at www.redcross.org.
The Mission ISPossible Foundation is another local organization which seeks donations on this Giving Tuesday. The ‘grace-based’ non-profit is committed to local outreach and service in the community, says founder Grant Magness, who adds that the greatest gift that you can give is YOU!
Of course, Mission ISPossible would love financial contributions. Interested parties are urged to visit their Facebook page to make a donation. The social media outlet has agreed to match donations to MIP up to $100,000. Facebook will match up to $7 million given to nonprofits nationwide; the giving period begins this morning at 8 am sharp.
The Shelter and the Ruth and Naomi House, under the umbrella of the Davies Homeless Shelters, also have a wish list for Christmas, asserts Devon Smyth, Executive Director. Information is available online at www.daviesshelter.com and through social media.
The Hospitality House for Women, Inc. and Elevation House are also among local organizations that have taken to social media to encourage supporters to contribute to their respective causes on Giving Tuesday.