December 1st is Giving Tuesday! A global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.” – Giving Tuesday
What does this mean here at home?
‘Giving is a powerful way to contribute to the strength of our community’ says Kim Cusimano, Executive Director at PIN, ‘through our Community Benefit Sector Survey, we know the charitable sector has been impacted.’
- 43.75% have had decreased revenue from earned income
- 53.13% noted reduced revenue from fundraising (i.e. cancelled events, donations); potential estimated loss of budgeted revenue of over $5 million.
- 65% increase in costs due to COVID
- 55% noting disruption of services for clients and community coupled with 40.63% increased demand for service
By giving to United Way GWD, through the Guelph Gives or Giving Tuesday initiatives, you are making a choice to support your community.
Learn more about Giving through our Holiday Giving Guide and the following links:
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