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On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ your help can make a difference

The global Giving Tuesday movement promotes “radical generosity,” defined as “the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering.”  Giving Tuesday was first created as a very simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since its creation in 2012, these annual Tuesdays have grown into a global movement inspiring people to give their time, donations, or voice to their local community.

Millions of people in the U.S. pledged over $3 billion on Giving Tuesday last year – a 15% increase over 2021.

GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.

Local businesses in the area are also participating in Giving Tuesday.

Tuesday’s event will include matching gifts for the first $20,000 donated to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. A $1 donation on Tuesday will provide 14 meals, and $3 will equal someone in need being provided more than a meal a day for an entire month.

The Baxter Health Foundation is also taking part in Giving Tuesday. Donations will benefit the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, the Peitz Cancer Support House, the Reppell Diabetes Clinic and the Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education.

Today is “Giving Tuesday” and we hope you will join us in supporting local charities and projects that are making our community a better place to live. The local churches, the Calico Rock Food Room, Bridges Backpack Program, the Storybook Project, our local museum and so much more need our help to help others.

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