We’re all familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The hottest deals of the season can be found at both brick and mortar and online retailers as we search for the perfect gift for our loved ones. After two days of intense consumerism, Tuesday, December 2nd has been marked as a day to give back. Introducing Giving Tuesday, and locally, Giving Tuesday Ptbo. It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
Giving Tuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the Kawarthas truly gives as good as it gets.
GreenUP has brought Giving Tuesday closer to home by creating the online “Giving Tuesday Ptbo” campaign and the #givingtuesdayptbo social media hashtag.
“We’re encouraging users of social media to tweet and post about how they’re giving back to the community, and specifically, GreenUP.” said Peter Hughes, GreenUP’s Executive Director.
GreenUP has organized more than 30 local Twitter users who will be participating in the Giving Tuesday Ptbo campaign and encouraging others in various online communities to do the same
How can you help? GreenUP offers many ways that you can help us on our mission to inspire and empower environmentally healthy and sustainable action in our community.
- Give a Gift of Green. Has that hard to buy for person on your shopping list challenged you again this year? Give them a symbolic Gift of Green from GreenUP, it’s like giving two gifts at once and everyone wins!
- Make a financial contribution. Your financial support ensures GreenUP can continue to offer it’s valued programs and services that reach everyone from seniors and families to schools and businesses with the message of environmental stewardship.
- Volunteer. GreenUP is always looking for energetic and outgoing people to help us with events and activities and tasks at the GreenUP Ecology Park and GreenUP Store. We’d love to have you on board.
As you can see there are many ways to give back and we encourage you to do just that on Tuesday, December 2nd. When you give to GreenUP you’re giving back to your community, and that’s something to celebrate with Giving Tuesday.