Giving Tuesday Okanagan mobilizes to celebrate the global day of giving November 28

Published November 24, 2017 16:37

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Giving Tuesday Okanagan is calling on all citizens to join us in celebrating GivingTuesday at local civic celebrations. 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 fifth 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 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.

So far more than 6,000 Canadian charities, businesses and community groups have used GivingTuesday to rally generosity and help make the world a better place in countless ways.

The Giving Tuesday Okanagan civic movement kicked off in 2015 with mayoral proclamation events in all 3 major cities: Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. Our goal for 2017 is to encourage organizations and individuals to give back to their community whether it be with time, talent or treasure. The Okanagan community is very generous and we all contribute to its success. “Giving Tuesday” and any other Tuesday in the future is an opportunity to make a difference.

Join the Giving Tuesday civic celebrations:

Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Time and Location:

11:00 AM at Kelowna City Hall – Mayoral Proclamation – Supported by McDonalds
11:00 AM at Penticton City Hall – Mayoral Proclamation – Supported by Tim Hortons
12:00 PM at Vernon City Hall – Community Celebration – Supported by Starbucks

We look forward to seeing you there.

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