You might have seen this hashtag or title around lately and are wondering what it is all about.  Well you are in luck, this blog post will explain what you need to know about #GivingTuesday and how you can help NYSC participate.  Like most things in Canada, it took us a while up adopt #GivingTuesday from the United States. It started just like Black Friday, the states had been doing it for a while, and then their little sister Canada decided that even though it was over a month her Thanksgiving she would do it too.  Coincidentally,  #GivingTuesday started as a little sister of Black Friday. #GivingTuesday takes places the day after cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Black Friday.  It is kind of like the unoffical kick off to the holiday season. 

Like cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday mostly focuses on online donations.  Organzitions use social medi as well as email blasts to get their message across and encourage donors and supports to give on #GivingTuesday. It is also a grass roots movement that encourages multiple organziations to work together for the good of everyone. It really is about working together and helping not only yourself ( on Black Friday and Cyber Monday) but your community by giving on #GivingTuesday.

We are going to be doing our first ever #GivingTuesday this year. We are very excited to be able to participate in such a great event.  Your support on #GivingTuesday will help seniors in your community. Your dontations will go towards making sure that there is a place in your community where seniors can come and play bridge or line dance. You can help makesure that caregivers have the support they need with support groups and respit care. You can also makesure that more seniors are able to stay in their home by providig PSW services and transportation.  If you are itntersted in participating NYSC’s #GivingTuesday check out our #GivingTuesday page here  This #GivingTuesday we can make a different in seniors lives in the North York community.