Where we stand: Please consider taking part in GivingTuesday

Today is special — it’s GivingTuesday, a worldwide effort to encourage generosity.

As its website, givingtuesday.org, explains, “GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.”

Potential targets for this generosity, of course, are everwhere. Last year, Northern Michigan University raised some $900,000 through GivingTuesday. This year, The Superior Health Foundation is raising funds for the Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti in Marquette and the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain as its GIvingTuesday effort.

To make a charitable gift to these organiztions, visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the GivingTuesday tab. Donations will be split equally between the organizations.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people “to do good,” according to its website, adding “GivingTuesday is an inclusive and pluralistic community of millions of givers, with activity in every country on every continent. We celebrate and uplift grassroots generosity and generosity as a universally held value. Around the world, across diverse giving cultures, our network of local leaders in over 70 countries and hundreds of communities innovate, collaborate, and inspire collective generosity as a way to build the world they want to live in.”

At its founding, GivingTuesday’s purpose was to make giving more central to everyday life. It’s now growing into an effort that’s changing the world, one donation at a time.

The website lists hundreds of different ways to participate in GivingTuesday. We hope each of our readers to look at making a contribution of some sort, to make this world a better place.


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