30 Donor Stories – Giving Tuesday – November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

Donors may have a specific time of year or donation amount that they contribute to the charities they support. In recent years, the concept of an official day of giving – GivingTuesday – has been promoted in more than 70 countries. It is a movement to encourage people to give in their local community, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

Many people are familiar with days that focus on retail sales around the American Thanksgiving – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These days are followed by GivingTuesday, the last Tuesday of November, as a way to encourage people to look at the ways they can make a gift for a wider community benefit.

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 “We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.” http://givingtuesday.ca

“The individuals that Street Health serves are visible; they are often living and sleeping on the streets,” comments Cathy Callaghan, Fundraising Manager. “Often donors are motivated to make a gift because of an individual’s situation they see day after day in their commute to work, or from their volunteer work. For a community-based agency like Street Health, GivingTuesday, is another opportunity to help make people aware of the need for their empathy and support.”

A gift on GivingTuesday or anytime during the year will make a difference to the individuals Street Health supports.

To make a donation to Street Health and learn more about what we do, please visit –

http://www.streethealth.ca

http://givingtuesday.ca/partners/street-health