GivingTuesday Comes to Waterloo Region
Tuesday, November 29th is GivingTuesday, a day for businesses, individuals, groups and charities to join together to rally for favourite causes, create opportunities and share meaningful experiences. Whether it’s raising awareness, volunteering or fundraising, GivingTuesday is our day to celebrate the importance and impact of giving back.
Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday marks the start of the giving season. What started four years ago in New York is now becoming a global movement that has reached 68 countries. In 2014, Vancouver, Regina, Guelph, Ottawa, and Halifax launched their charitable campaigns. The GivingTuesday Waterloo Region movement began in 2015.
Harnessing our generous spirit
GivingTuesday Waterloo Region will tap into community advocates, partners and leaders to encourage everyone to give what they can – whether it’s time, goods, or
funds – on November 29, 2016. The more awareness is created, the more giving activity will take place. Our Region will rely on three ingredients to be successful:
1. People talking to people – Everyone is encouraged to advocate and promote GivingTuesday Waterloo Region using their contacts and connections, particularly
on social media. Posts, tweets/retweets with a single message, a single hashtag and a single purpose will bring the networks of many to one convenient giving platform. Remember to use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayWR
2. www.givingtuesdaywr.ca – This is a single destination to learn about and donate to all local charities.
3. A supportive community – Waterloo Region is truly a giving community. With more than 500,000 residents, there is a lot of charitable potential.
Be a part of our giving movement
GivingTuesday is about more than giving money. It’s about inspiring one another to do what you can to help. And, it’s easy to get yourself, and your organization, family, business, or school involved. GivingTuesdayWR.ca provides free tools and resources to help you get the most from this extraordinary giving movement.