Giving Tuesday spreads spirit of season

NANAIMO – Nanaimo Foundation and United Way celebrate giving throughout December.

If Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two days that are good for the economy, Giving Tuesday is a day good for the community.

Nanaimo Foundation and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island are celebrating giving throughout December with Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back by encouraging activities that support charities and non-profits.

Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay has proclaimed Tuesday (Dec. 1) as Giving Tuesday in Nanaimo.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, Giving Tuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.

“Giving Tuesday is an international movement, but we want to keep the celebration going in greater Nanaimo and continue to celebrate and support giving throughout the entire month of December,” said Laurie Bienert of the Nanaimo Foundation. “People can donate or reach out to local organizations and volunteer time, contact organizations and ask for their wish lists of items they need donated and we’re really hoping to see huge generosity from the community after the month is complete and see what Nanaimo’s been able to contribute.”

To donate $5, $10, $20, or $25 to charity, please text ‘community’ to 20222

To learn more or to donate directly to any participating charity, please visit http://givingtuesday.ca and search for local organizations by community name or the partner map.

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