Giving Tuesday: The opening day of the giving season

Comfort Care Basket Committee, (L-R) Lorrie Laframboise, Meredith Wild, Kathi Lewis.

You’ve probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but have you heard of Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States as a collaboration between several non-profit organizations as a way to balance the heavy consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday that follows American Thanksgiving. 

The trend has since gone global, gaining momentum in communities across the country, including right here in Saskatoon.

Each year on Giving Tuesday, people rally together to support their favourite charitable causes, using the hashtag #GivingTuesday online to highlight the very real impacts they’re making in the real world.

Giving Tuesday 2018 falls on Nov. 27

Considered the “opening day of the giving season,” Giving Tuesday falls on Nov. 27 this year. 

At St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Giving Tuesday gifts will support comfort care baskets. These care packages are for the families of patients who are receiving end-of-life care at St. Paul’s Hospital and are filled with much appreciated comfort items like tea, tissues and a handmade blanket.

While Giving Tuesday is a special day of celebration, the spirit of giving is a lifelong journey. At St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, we are blessed to know so many generous people who make giving a priority in their life.

Your actions are an inspiration

The spirit of giving is also catching. When you use the hashtag #GivingTuesday online as you make your donation or volunteer your time, know that your actions are also an inspiration to others.  

Please consider giving generously to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation to support the comfort care baskets for families of patients receiving end-of-life care to give to families in a time of need.