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Community Missions announces 11th annual #GivingTuesday plans


Mon, Nov 27th 2023 10:40 am

Global day of giving takes place this year on Nov. 28

Approximately 90 volunteers and four restaurants from the Niagara Falls community will partner with Community Missions on its 11th annual #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

“At Community Missions, we look forward to #GivingTuesday and the opportunities that it offers each year,” said Christian Hoffman, vice president of public relations and development. “The Niagara community is one that is so generous, and it is always wonderful to see all of the different ways that our supporters want to do so. We hope that everyone finds their way to participate in #GivingTuesday this year!”

Beginning Nov. 27, four local restaurants will participate in “Dining for Dollars,” an event where each establishment will donate a portion of their sales to Community Missions. Participating Niagara Falls restaurants include:

√ Rainforest Cafe, 300 Third St., 716-278-2626 – Monday, Nov. 27

√ Anchor Bar, 114 Buffalo Ave; 716-285-2521 – Tuesday, Nov. 28

√ Parkway Prime, 401 Buffalo Ave; 716-524-3347 – Tuesday, Nov. 28

√ Bella Vista Ristorante, 7001 Buffalo Ave.; 716-299-0344 – Tuesday, Nov. 28

Community Missions will once again give students opportunities to volunteer. High school students from around the area will be working to spread Christmas cheer around the agency, decorating and wrapping presents, while others will serve lunch in the Community Kitchen.

In all, more than 90 volunteers are expected to participate in #GivingTuesday activities at Community Missions. Those include individuals from the community, Niagara University, and Leadership Niagara’s High School program, LYNC (Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities.)

Those interested in donating as a part of #GivingTuesday at Community Missions can do so by donating online at give.communitymissions.org. Volunteer opportunities can also be found at www.CommunityMissions.org/volunteer.

More About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2021, CMI provided over 218,000 meals and more than 13,000 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, visit www.CommunityMissions.org.

More About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Nov. 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities; give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in; and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities, or to join the celebration of giving, visit:

√ Website: www.givingtuesday.org

√ Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday         

√ Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

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