Mayors to declare Giving Tuesday at civic ceremonies
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November 25, 2016 - 10:43 AM
The Giving Tuesday Okanagan movement is hosting civic celebrations in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon on November 29 for GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across Canada and in countries around the world. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.
GivingTuesday, the global day of generosity, continues to gain traction across the country in its fourth year, with thousands of partner organizations and millions of Canadians expected to take part. Since 2013, GivingTuesday has united millions of Canadians to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
The impact of GivingTuesday goes well beyond charitable donations, inspiring giving in all its forms. From coast to coast, people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local charities and non-profits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbour and celebrate generosity.
Join the local Okanagan Giving Tuesday proclamation ceremonies rallies on Tuesday, November 29:
KELOWNA – City Hall @ 1 pm – Mayor Basran, will give a proclamation. Coffee and treats supplied by McDonald’s
PENTICTON – City Hall @ 10 am – Mayor Jakubeit, will give a proclamation. Coffee and treats supplied by Tim Horton’s
VERNON – City Hall @ 12 pm – Mayor Mund will join the Giving Tuesday rally. Coffee and treats supplied by Starbuck’s
“We are so excited to be working with charities, organizations and individuals throughout the Okanagan to share the message about the importance of giving,” says Diane Entwistle, CEO for Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. “Our communities are stronger when we come together to work on initiatives like Giving Tuesday. When we work collectively, we can create safe, supportive communities for children, youth and families. It’s easy to give. It can be as simple as giving a helping hand to your neighbour or donating to your favourite charity.”
Those who are interested in joining Giving Tuesday Okanagan’s movement can register here.
To learn more about how to get involved or view a full list of GivingTuesday partners and great campaigns, please visit GivingTuesday.ca.
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