#NYGivesDay in Cattaraugus County

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Entering its sixth year, Giving Tuesday was founded as a movement for people to remember charity during the holiday season.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.  #NYGivesDay was created out of this and is specific to giving back to nonprofits in New York State. 

Organizations that are taking part in this 24 hour fundraising event can be found on the NYGivesDay website.  You can search for a specific entity, specific location or specific cause!  You can read a short summary of the entity, donate directly (via credit card), and also see what your donations are going to or even leave a special message for the recipient. 

Here are some that are participating in our area:
Olean Community Theatre
Olean Theatre Workshop
CAMP (Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation) - you can donate at any time here
African American Center for Cultural Development - you can donate at any time here.
Cattaraugus County Arts Council
Pfeiffer Nature Center
Empire Animal Rescue Society
Blount Library in Franklinville
Wild Spirit Education, Inc.
Saving Grace Outreach
Healthy Community Alliance, Inc.
Southern Tier Symphony
Interfaith Caregivers, Inc.
Cattaraugus County Region Community Foundation
The Pink Pumpkin Project

and Many More!  Simple search around where you live and see what a difference you and others can make on #NYGivesDay!  Remember Shop Local!  Support Local! 

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