Below is a copy of the information from givingtuesday.ca. Please take a look at the website for more information.
Giving Tuesday - the global day of giving
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now we celebrate Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
It is easy to get involved. It is a great time to take advantage of sales to purchase goods for donations. My plan is to make a donation to our local food bank.
Use #GivingTuesday to post on social media.
We acknowledge that this is a new tradition which was started in the United States, but we feel that it supports the type of character we hope to develop in our students at VLC. It is totally optional.