NEWS

#GivingTuesday

November 20, 2017 9:31 pm

We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday to shop for our loved ones and friends. But after that, what’s left? #GivingTuesday is a global movement to inspire people to donate money and time to non-profit organizations.

Food Bank of the Albemarle is excited to be a part of the global day of #GivingTuesday for the 3rd year! We know that the holiday season sparks an increased interest in giving back and many look to where it is needed most. We appreciate each and every contribution made to the Food Bank, and know that your donation will feed people right here in northeastern North Carolina.

Donate
• Organize a food drive within your church, business or civic organization.
• Give a financial contribution to Food Bank of the Albemarle. For every
$1 we can provide the equivalent of four meals!

Volunteer
• We are always in need of volunteers to help at the Food Bank.
In fact, we can’t do it without you! Fill out an application here.

Become a Produce Partner
• We can handle your donation whether it’s a bin or a whole tractor
trailer load. Contact Rod Sershen, Food Resource Manager, at 252-335-4035, ext. 114.

About #GivingTuesday
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

What is #Giving Tuesday?
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

#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.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

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