Local non-profits in Guam have finished celebrating the holidays and have begun GivingTuesday campaigns.
When the Thanksgiving festivities are over, GivingTuesday is celebrated. An annual holiday for the past 10 years, GivingTuesday provides communities time to give to charity as well as those in need. This holiday has inspired countless acts of kindness and is growing rapidly.
GTA starts this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign by aiding the Harvest House in its pursuit of assisting foster care families.
For $10 one could purchase a limited edition tote bag designed by the outstanding locally-based artist Austin Domingo. Not only do the bags make wonderful gifts for family, friends, or oneself, the proceeds will go to the Harvest House, supporting them in future endeavors. These bags are available for purchase at all GTA locations.
GivingTuesday is not only for those who can donate money: time or the donation of gently used goods can greatly impact those in need. Helping a neighbor or even a stranger, all acts of generosity can greatly impact people and their communities.
There are so many nonprofit organizations that are in need of aid. Even after Giving Tuesday and the holiday season is over, find organizations that resonate with you.
The local nonprofit has put together Christmas boxes containing items that can be used to create a family of four pancake breakfast, as well as cookie decorating supplies. These boxes can be purchased for $50, all the proceeds are used to positively impact the lives of Mañe’lu programs. These boxes can be picked up at Guam Baby Co. in Tamuning.
GTA is just one example of what Giving Tuesday can look like, volunteering, donations of goods, as well as money are all forms of generosity during this holiday season.