Dec 1, 2020 Giving Tuesday 2020

The start of the giving season Today is the start of Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to generosity and giving of all types. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, as the places we work, eat, shop, play and…

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Nov 19, 2019 Giving Tuesday 2019

The start of the giving season Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, Giving Tuesday or, more appropriately #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative that aims to harness the power…

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Nov 13, 2018 Giving Tuesday

  The opening day of the giving season The term “Black Friday” usually designates the Friday following American Thanksgiving and it’s usually dedicated to shopping in retail stores while “Cyber Monday” indicates the Monday following American Thanksgiving and is dedicated to online shopping. Giving Tuesday on the other hand is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is 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/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday. Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in…

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Oct 9, 2018 Emergency Aid for Ottawa-Gatineau Region Tornado Victims

Samaritan’s Purse considers it a privilege to serve alongside emergency responders. “It’s in the top two or three traumatic events that have affected our city [during its 163-year history],” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told news media, in describing the tornadoes that blasted through the region on September 21. More than 40 homes in the community of Dunrobin alone were flattened or destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and will remain that way for days, local utilities have warned. We are consulting with Ottawa-area emergency authorities to coordinate our response. The Disaster Relief Unit is outfitted with generators, pumps, hand tools, and safety gear to equip our trained staff who will recruit, train, and deploy caring clean-up volunteers from…

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