Giving Tuesday brings together community organizations
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:38:29 GMT —
The last few days have made headlines about spending money, both locally and nationally. But Tuesday marks a time where organizations are asking you to give back to help the community.
You won't find any deals on discounted TV's on Giving Tuesday.
The day emphasizes the impact in giving to organizations in need.
When it comes to supporting the community, days like today mean a lot to organizations like The United Way of Adams County.
For Cheryl Waterman, executive director of the organization, seeing the impact The United Way makes is enjoyable.
"Oh, it's amazing, and it's really sometimes almost overwhelming when you know you have that opportunity to go out in the community and see what's happening, because of the extraordinary generosity in our community," Waterman said.
The Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center in Quincy is a local partner with the United Way and not only receives support from them, but also sends support right back.
Jeris Grim is the exectuive director at Cheerful Home, and feels community giving is something someone should learn at a young age.
"I believe that community support is real important to teach the children, just because a lot of the children deep in the culture believe that everything is about receiving and not giving so we try to teach the children to give back the community. Money that United Way gives us gives money for a sliding fee scales which makes affordable day care for the lower income families. Through that, we are able to give parents assistance in providing daycare," Grim said.
The United Way helps to support organizations like Cheerful Home, and donating is easy. It's just a click away.
All that giving to the United Way and over 20 different local agencies requires you to do is just visit their website.
More than 7 thousand non-profits have pledged their commitment to Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday was created last year by 92nd Street Y, a non-profit community center in New York.