Celebrate Giving Tuesday

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Event Date(s): Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:01am - 11:59pm
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Giving Tuesday in Cattaraugus County

Entering its seventh 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 Cattaraugus Gives website, sponsored by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation or the Giving Tuesday 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, from the above listed websites or ones that are asking for help on their own websites.

~Nannen Arboretum
~African American Center for Cultural Development

~Tri-County Arts Council
~Olean Community Theatre
~Olean Theatre Workshop
~Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, Inc
~Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP)
~Wild Spirit Education, Inc.
~Springville Center for the Arts
~Empire Animal Rescue Society
~Canticle Farm
~Portville Free Library
~HomeCare & Hospice
~Rehabilitation Foundation
~Girl Scouts of WNY
~St. Elizabeth Mission Society, Inc.
~Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
~Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation
~Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
~CRCF - Olean Parks Beautification Fund
~Veggie Wheels
~Rescue Pups, Inc.
~Joyful Rescues, Inc.
~Golf Fore Heroes
~Olean City School District Foundation
~OHS Class of 1983 Scholarship
~Little Valley Fund
~Genesis House Shelter
~Tickletown Trade, Inc.
~Big 30 Athletic Fund
~The Good Samaritan Award Fund

~Southern Tier Health Care System
~Council on Addiction Recovery Services

For more information on this event please visit https://www.givingtuesday.org/

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Non-profits throughout Cattaraugus County NY
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