Why You Should Participate in #GivingTuesday

Posted Nov 20th, 2016 in News, Insights, Motivational

Join the movement and participate in #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration and takes place on the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving. 


  • Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received; only what you have given: a heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.
    - St. Francis of Assisi

Put yourself in other's shoes...

Have you Giving Tuesdayheard of #GivingTuesday? Perhaps you have but maybe not because it’s a rather new. It’s a global movement that began in 2012 in the US and was adopted in Canada by a group of organizations and now includes over 3,000 partners. #GivingTuesday promotes giving and volunteering and is a reminder of the abundant need in our communities.

This year on November 29th charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students internationally will come together for one shared purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

For many, it’s a tradition year after year shop to find great deals on black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’re on the hunt with friends and family to find that ‘amazing deal’. This is a notorious weekend where folks tend to spend serious money on gifts for others and of course themselves.

Giving back has always been one of my values and it’s one that has positively framed my life. In 2015, I wrote my first book entitled “Giving Back, How to Find your Personal Joy and Make a Difference to Others”. Writing the book was an incredible journey for me and really helped me frame the importance of life and joyful giving and put it into perspective. The following is an excerpt from my book:

Joyful Giving

“A heart full of gratitude is a heart that gives. When we’re grateful we have a desire to give back, and in giving back, we find joy. We get because we give. Nothing material lasts. What endures are the relationships, the experiences, and the love. These are forever—the gifts that keep giving. Life is better when we are happy but even better when others are happy because of us. Each chapter of this book is about one aspect in the journey of life. Together, these aspects become an irrepressible force that should compel us to give back to the best of our ability. They add up to a culture of caring that can permeate our lives—in our families, in our workplaces, and in all our dealings with others along the way. Joyful giving will be an ongoing part of my journey; that I know for sure.”


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We’re proud to say we’ve done some wonderful work with some wonderful community-minded organizations.

  • Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc.

  • Budds' BMW Hamilton

  • Hamilton Arts Council

  • Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Mohawk College

  • OBIA

  • WEAVA

  • McMaster University - Student Success Centre

  • Hamilton Family Health Team