Support Pierce County Charities on Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
We are fortunate to work with local charities making a difference in the lives of Pierce County residents. November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. This is a global day of giving and unlike other special days, like Black Friday, this one is all about community togetherness. It encourages us to look beyond the busyness of the holiday season and to consider those in our community who may need our help and support, along with the charities that are standing in the gap to be there for those in need.
This Giving Tuesday, we encourage community members to learn more about local charities and nonprofits and to post information about the causes they are most passionate about.
Reasons to Support Local Charities
Charities or nonprofits are an important part of our local and national economy. In fact, they represent 5 percent of our GDP. Nationally, non-profits create over 14 million jobs and pay around $635 billion in annual wages (McKeever, 2016). This is remarkable, but it is only part of the story.
In addition to creating jobs, local charities and non-profit organizations do a lot to support our quality of life. While not always realized in economic gains, their impact is felt in our strong sense of community. They help to make Pierce County a great place to live and raise a family. Plus, local charities ensure that if anyone in our community needs a little help, someone is there to lend a hand.
Other benefits of supporting local charities include –
- Teaching children the importance of generosity
- Getting a tax deduction
- Giving feels good!
Share with your friends and celebrate giving
Repost this article and help us to spread information about Giving Tuesday. By celebrating giving this November, we are also celebrating the power of our community members to bring about change. Every dollar donated to local charities on Giving Tuesday is money that is staying within our community and working to directly help our friends and neighbors. We encourage you to join others in Pierce County on November 27th by making a donation to your favorite charity.
McKeever, B. (2016, October 24). The Nonprofit Workforce: By the Numbers. Retrieved from Nonprofit Quarterly:https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/10/24/nonprofit-workforce-numbers/
Giving Tuesday, https://www.givingtuesday.org/