National Day of Giving puts focus on helping others
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has become the antithesis of consumerism. The idea is to give of yourself to others. Folks have made charitable donations, helped raise awareness about causes near to them, volunteered, and organized clothing or food drives for area pantries and thrift stores. Or maybe you finally sign up for AmazonSmile, so a portion of eligible purchases help your favorite cause.
There are lots of ways to get involved and give back. At Unity House we need donations for our programs and goods for our consumers- notably, new toys at this time of year for our program that serves over 1,100 children at holiday time; food for our kitchen and pantry, where the shelves could always use donations of non-perishable food items and personal care items. We also need funds, to help support programs and services at Unity House.
If you are inspired by Giving Tuesday to give to Unity House your time, talent, or treasure, thank you. For all you do at this time of year and beyond to help make life better for people in need, we are grateful.