Giving Tuesday is just around the corner!

Giving Tuesday History

In 2012, the Giving Tuesday movement was created by a group of philanthropic visionaries based out of New York City to help counteract the excessive consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They figured, if storefront businesses can have a day each year that is all about them, and then online businesses can have their big day shortly after, why can’t charities and not-for-profits have a similar day as well?  Many would agree that a dedicated push each year to support charitable works is more important than boosting the profits of major corporations.  Giving Tuesday promotes and celebrates generosity, community support, and the spirit of giving through the power of social media. The goal of the movement is to encourage people to give back instead of buying things they don’t need, with a mission to create a world where giving back is a part of everyday life.

Giving Tuesday has become extremely popular since its creation. With over 80 countries actively participating, it is now the world’s largest generosity movement. Canada embraced Giving Tuesday in 2013 and has since seen a major influx of donations to many non-profits in support of the movement. In 2021, Canada raised $43.6 million in online donations and had forty-seven local community movements across the nation.

Participate in Giving Tuesday with Habitat Hamilton

This Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, please consider donating to Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. Your donation will help us continue building safe and affordable homes that change lives – every day of the year! If you would like to make a monetary donation, please follow the link below.

One of the best things about giving to Habitat Hamilton is that, thanks to the ReStore, virtually all our annual overhead costs are covered.  This means that 100% of your gift will go towards our charitable programs, ensuring the maximum impact of your contribution.

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Other ways to support Habitat Hamilton

We realize that monetary donations are not always a possibility for everyone. So, here are some alternative ways to support Habitat Hamilton this Giving Tuesday:

If you have furniture or other lightly used household items in your home that you would like to do away with, please consider donating them to the Hamilton ReStore. This keeps unnecessary items out of the local landfills and supports Habitat Hamilton in our efforts to build more affordable housing in the Hamilton community. If you are interested in donating your household items, please contact the Hamilton ReStore at (905) 560-6707 ext. 104 to schedule a pick-up or drop-off.

Time can also be donated! The Hamilton ReStore is currently seeking fresh faces to join our lovely team of volunteers. In this retail environment, volunteers have plenty of flexibility to participate in tasks tailored to their interests. Whether you like to clean, fix things, organize, or serve customers, there is a place for everyone! Follow the link below to learn more or sign up as a ReStore volunteer today.

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This November 29th, we encourage everyone to participate in Giving Tuesday however they can. Whether it’s a simple act of kindness like holding a door for someone, donating your time to a local non-profit, sharing local initiatives on social media, or donating funds, your contributions make a big difference and help the Giving Tuesday movement grow stronger.

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