Join Us on Giving Tuesday and Support Palestine Charities
Monday, November 26, 2018
Palestine is a vibrant community with a high quality of life. Our local charities play an important role in making this a fantastic community to live and raise a family. November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day to contribute to those who support our community every day. Giving Tuesday encourages us to look beyond the busyness of the holiday season and to consider the charities that are standing in the gap to be there for those in need.
Spread the Word
Now is an excellent time to spread the word about Giving Tuesday and to encourage friends and family members to make a donation to your favorite charity.
Organizations Making a Difference In Palestine
There are many charities in our community who are making a difference in the lives of children and the elderly or working to protect animals or our environment. Most depend on donations and volunteers to support their operations and ensure they can deliver on their mission. This Giving Tuesday, we encourage community members to learn more about local charities and nonprofits who are making a difference.
Supporting Local Charities is Good for the Economy
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 Palestine an enjoyable place to live. 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!
Celebrate Giving in Palestine
By celebrating giving, 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 Palestine on November 27th by making a donation to your favorite charity. Post on social media when you do with the hashtag #GivingTuesdayinPalestine.
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/