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Giving Tuesday will be December 1

Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on Tuesday, December 1. Around the world, people come together and give to charities, neighbors and strangers.

Starting in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created with the simple idea of encouraging people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

The United Way of Huntington County has been a part of the Giving Tuesday movement since 2018. While most organizations promote monetary donations on that day, the United Way looks for ways to benefit the local community.

In 2018, Huntington’s Giving Tuesday project was gathering school supplies for local educators. In 2019, a county-wide food drive was held. Both of these days saw participation from organizations around the county.

This year, the United Way of Huntington County’s project for Giving Tuesday will be Bedtime Boxes. These Bedtime Boxes are a great way to help establish healthy nighttime routines with children ages one through six. Inside the box, there will be ample room for a set of pajamas, a book to read at bedtime and more. Each box will come pre-packaged with a few of these essentials ready and handed out to children who can benefit from them.

Donations are being accepted now through December 1. For questions about Giving Tuesday, call the United Way office at (260) 356-6160.