Budget ahead for Giving Tuesday

By Cecilia Nasmith

Northumberland County council has declared Nov. 27 to be Giving Tuesday in Northumberland County.

Northumberland United Way chief executive officer Heather Norris was present at the November meeting of council to explain that this is a follow-up to the big Christmas-shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As you shop, Norris said, keep in mind that there are many important nonprofit agencies also deserving of your support – and perhaps plan a donation into your budget.

Giving Tuesday has been established as a national day of giving to celebrate both philanthropy and volunteerism.

“Giving Tuesday is a day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes, build a stronger community and think about other people,” the proclamation said.

In making the declaration, Warden Mark Lovshin encouraged all citizens to join together and give back to the community in a way that is personally meaningful.”