With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we have 2 days that are good for the economy. Now with GivingTuesday we have a day that is good for our community! It’s all happening on November 29th 2016 and you will want to be part of it!
We launched Guelph Gives in 2014 to see if we, Guelphites, could prove something we already knew; that Guelph was Canada’s most generous city. With over 60 participating charities and over 30 give-back businesses, we had the goal of seeing $1 million given back into this community in one day. With such a huge goal, we had no idea what to expect. When the numbers came in we were astonished to see that more than $1.2 million had been committed to do-good projects and causes throughout Guelph–and that was just the tip of the iceberg. We also tracked thousands of volunteers hours, hundred of pounds of food and clothing collected, new organ donor sign-ups, volunteer projects launch–it was crazy to see how many were willing to give! With such amazing results we new we had to continue with this movement.
We are now in our third year of celebrating GivingTuesday with Guelph Gives and it is never to late to be a part of the giving back. On November 29th we hope you will join us once again and help do as much good as possible for our beloved Guelph. No idea is too big or too small. All you have to do is think of a way to give back and then do it! Feel free to check out our blog to see inspiring ideas from previous years.
Guelph Gives: Inspiring Giving
What happens on November 29th? Great question! We are having an amazing kick-off breakfast to start off our day right, and from there we will be moving around Guelph to share the amazing giving that is happening, including visits to local charities and businesses. Stay tuned for updates as they are released! If you have an inspiring give-back story please share it with us so we can share it with the world.
The Guelph Gives Team
Questions or ideas on how we can make GuelphGives even better? Get in touch! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @GuelphGives