After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy comes Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across Canada and the world.
Last year, an estimated six million Canadians took part in Giving Tuesday and found ways to ‘Do Good Stuff’. Today, with the holiday season fast approaching, Giving Tuesday organizers across the country are calling upon Canadians to join the cause and break that record by giving back, inspiring kindness, and helping others in big and small ways.
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 with a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that has inspired people in nearly every country and territory around the world to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In Canada in 2018, there were more than 7,000 registered partners as well as 41 local community movements celebrating Giving Tuesday. And Canadians were more engaged than ever, donating over $15 million online in 24 hours, in addition to countless other acts of generosity.
People get involved in many ways on Giving Tuesday. Each year, Canadians ‘Do Good Stuff’ by giving their time, talent, voice and money in support of thousands of causes. This year companies, community groups and charities from coast to coast to coast, are planning creative and inspiring Giving Tuesday events and activities.
This year, the City of Sault Ste. Marie is participating in Giving Tuesday. To support a local organization, please visit: http://bit.ly/GivingTuesdaySSM