The Green Communities Foundation is a proud partner in Giving Tuesday, a new global movement that embodies the spirit of the holiday season by encouraging giving and volunteering.
Green Communities Foundation is the charitable affiliate of Green Communities Canada (GCC) and supports GCC’s work to provide a green and healthy future for all. Donations to the Green Communities Foundation will help GCC continue to deliver innovative and results-achieving public education and action programming that enlists local citizens and community leaders to address environmental challenges.
Programs delivered by GCC and its member organizations include efforts to preserve rivers and lakes, address energy poverty and support healthy lifestyles for children.
Marked on 2 December, Giving Tuesday immediately follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and encourages people to donate some of the cash they saved at holiday sales back into their communities and/or give back by volunteering with a charity or non-profit organization.
Giving Tuesday was launched in Canada last year by a group of organizations including GIV3 and Canada Helps. It now includes more than 1,300 partners. Giving Tuesday originally started in the US in 2012 by the UN Foundation and several community organizations, and is now a global phenomenon marked in more than 40 countries.
This year, as you kick off the holiday season, we encourage you to choose a charity close to your heart and make a difference by giving back. Help prove that the holidays are about both giving and giving back.