Giving Tuesday — A Great Idea

In the midst of the shopping celebrations (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday) we now have a day for giving back — Giving Tuesday.  American charities and non-profits have come together to create the first Giving Tuesday, tomorrow, November 27, 2012 — opening day for the year-end giving season.

The idea for Giving Tuesday came from Henry Timms, deputy executive director of the Jewish community center 92nd Street Y, and Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation.  Here’s how Henry Timms explains the concept:  “‘We have a day for giving thanks, two days for getting deals. Why shouldn’t there be a day for giving back?”

More than 2,000 charities, business and organization have signed up to help kick off the first national Giving Tuesday.  It’s a great day to give back.

If you have been reading my blog and would like to support the work of The Salvation Army Berry Street in the McFerrin Park inner city neighborhood of East Nashville, Giving Tuesday would be a great day to do it.

Just click on this link:  The Salvation Army Online Red Kettle Donation Page

Just make a check out to “The Salvation Army” and mail it to The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207.  Your support will be used to make a big difference in the lives of many people.  Thank you.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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