What is Giving Tuesday? A Time to Give Back to Our Community!

While many of us have our minds on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday - But there's one more very important day coming up soon, and that's Giving Tuesday.

In case you’re not already aware, Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that was created back in 2012 with a simple idea – designating a day that encourages people to do good. It has now grown into an enormous movement that has inspired hundreds of millions of people to make donations, collaborate with nonprofit organizations, and celebrate generosity.

While making a donation to your favorite nonprofit is an awesome idea (and we hope you’ll consider doing so!) there are also other ways to celebrate the day. Whether you help out a neighbor, bring attention to a cause or issue you care about, or simply smile at a stranger, there’s something everyone can do to make the world a better and brighter place.

Want to Give Back? Check Out Our Local Nonprofits

There are many nonprofit organizations in Manatee County that are doing their part to better our community. Whether you choose to make a monetary donation or not, now is the perfect time to learn about some of these local organizations and their missions. You may find some you never knew existed!

Discover Bradenton’s Nonprofit Directory provides an extensive list of local nonprofits complete with an overview of what they do, their contact information, and links to their websites and social media pages. Take some time to explore now. You may find a cause you want to contribute to, volunteer with, or just choose to share their information with your family and friends. Every action you take makes a difference!

Double Your Donation!

Have a few dollars you can spare? You may be able to double your donation! Thanks to the generosity of the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Match Program, many of our local organizations are eligible to receive matching funds. All you need to do is visit the Flanzer Trust website, choose any donation amount between $5 and $500, and choose your preferred organization from the drop-down menu. Once you complete your payment, the organization will receive double the amount!

Giving Tuesday is only a few days away, so mark your calendars now and remember to do something to make the world a better place! ♥

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