State College, PA – Giving Tuesday is coming and Centre Foundation encourages community members to save the date – December 1st – for this day designed to give back during the busy holiday season.
“Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a response to the increased commercialization that seems to surround and even precede the holidays,” explained Molly Kunkel, Executive Director at Centre Foundation. “This national movement has been embraced by well-known organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is accompanied by a nationally televised ad campaign to help spread awareness.”
The idea, as explained in Giving Tuesday’s short video, is that on Thanksgiving Day we eat, on Black Friday we get deals, on Cyber Monday we shop online, and on Giving Tuesday we give back.
“Giving back during Giving Tuesday can take many forms,” Kunkel noted. “Making a donation of any size to your favorite local organization is just one way to give back. You can also donate your time, donate requested items, or even just say ‘thank you’ to the non-profit staff members.”
For a list of over 100 local organizations benefitting Centre County, please visit https://centregives.org/#leaderboard. The web page contains a brief description of the organization, their website, and any social media links that the organization utilizes. These organizations benefit children, animals, the environment, the arts, and health and social services in our area.
To help spread the word about Giving Tuesday, please visit GivingTuesday.org and follow along on social media using #GivingTuesday.
Centre Foundation is committed to helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals by building and maintaining a permanent collection of endowment funds. The Foundation champions the betterment of Centre County for both present and future generations with trustworthy leadership in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.