Give Local Tuesday is a part of a nationwide movement to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a national celebration of generosity and chairtable giving. So, give what you can on Tuesday, November 27th!
As a non-profit worker at the Davis Art Center, I love the idea of galvanizing charitable giving through out the region. I hope that it will raise awareness about the wonderful services that non-profit organizations provide to our community. I feel pretty darn lucky to live in a community that has organizations like the Davis Art Center, Davis Farm to Schools, Yolo SPCA among others. These organizations are the lifeblood of people who have given themselves and their careers to causes that make life better.
My workplace, the Davis Art Center, is a really special place that offers people of all ages a means for creative expression. I have given myself, the Art Center staff and the Davis community a challenge for Give Local Tuesday. I want to raise $1000 on Tuesday that will go toward the creation of a lounge space, making the Art Center more inviting and inspiring for our community.
I will be raising money for the Davis Art Center on Give Local Tuesday, but I am glad to be a small part of a larger movement to spread generosity. I hope Give Local Tuesday encourages people to give some thought to all of the worthy local organizations that need support. I personally plan to give small donations to five different organizations on Tuesday. I hope that I can encourage 50 people to give $20 to the Art Center on Tuesday to make our goal.
There will be fun prizes and lots of Facebook Fistbumps for those who want to contribute to this creative cornerstone of Davis. You can give to the Art Center through the Donate Online button on davisartcenter.org and you can find out Give Local Tuesday at givelocalnow.org.