We’ve gotten through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday….now, we have Giving Tuesday.
It’s a national effort that was started in New York City in 2012. It kicks off the effort, during the holidays, where people focus on charity.
Although it is a national movement, business can participate locally. There are several Butler County nonprofits that are participating. Quality Life Services, with residential locations in seven counties, including Butler, is one of them. Their effort is called Giving Dreams Day.
Patti Kirkpatrick, with the company’s non-profit organization, Don’t Stop Dreamin’, says people can pledge money but they also can offer their time and talent.
Don’t Stop Dreamin’ grants wishes to their residents and they do need individuals who would offer things like a boat for a fishing trip or their talent in teaching art.
The national Giving Tuesday effort can be found online at www.givingtuesday.org and #GivingTuesday.
For Quality Life Services, it’s www.dontstopdreamin.org and #GivingDreamsDay.
Written By: Tracey Morgan for the Butler Radio Network