Niagara Gazette

November 25, 2013

Falls officials set to mark Giving Tuesday

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Mayor Paul A. Dyster will deliver a proclamation to recognize Giving Tuesday, the national giving day celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Community Missions of Niagara will be represented for their participation in the Giving Tuesday campaign and service to the community. 

The ceremony will  be held in the mayor's office at city hall at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday originated this past Nov. 27 to contrast ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday.’ New York City’s 92nd Street Y, along with the United Nations Foundation, a team of advisors, support from the White House, and endorsement from the mayors of Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York propelled the movement.  Families and individuals were encouraged to be generous in whatever ways mattered to them, either volunteer service or giving donations to a favorite cause.  Over 2500 charities, volunteer organizations, corporations and foundations came together with the charge to help others and put the ‘giving’ back into Thanksgiving.   

Community Missions of Niagara will join with over 3400 organizations across the country to encourage people to give this holiday season and throughout the year.  Organizations that would like to learn more and participate can go to http://givingtuesday.org.