Are you part of the global celebration of a new tradition of generosity? Have you given back yet today?
Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all passed, it’s time we sit back and give back to those in this world less fortunate than us. #GivingTuesday is a global day that is dedicated to just that – giving back. Charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s easy to say you’re thankful, take advantage of great deals and give a bit back, too! Here are a few of the places that our team has given back to.
The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts.
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Christ the King Seminary educates students to become highly trained graduates well-prepared to navigate the spiritual future of the Diocese of Buffalo. Its unique approach to educating seminarians, deacon candidates, clergy, women religious, and lay people together in a diverse and supportive environment has had a positive and lasting impact on its students and those they serve.
The mission of the SPCA is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Our knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in our community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes.
My friend Dave Blank has leukemia and needs help to pay his medical bills. He is a firefighter who has helped people for most of his life, but now he needs our help. Let’s help one if the good guys.
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. We’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
So many local businesses have come forward to assist the Central Terminal with their particular craft or service. You can be part of this effort, as well. From the fabrication of the Mezzanine railings as pictured here to the basic maintenance needs to keep us going, the Terminal needs YOU!
Explore & More Children’s Museum provides an environment for creative play and learning through hands-on exhibits, activities and programs that inspire creativity , curiosity, and imagination. With its exciting move to Buffalo’s waterfront in 2018, Explore & More will be able to share the fun with even more children from all walks of life while they laugh, play, and learn together. Special memories are created every day for children and their families at Explore & More.
Kadimah Academy provides an excellent secular and Judaic education for Nursery through Eighth Grade. Boys and girls study all aspects of our curriculum together in multi-aged classes, which are named using Hebrew words rather than simply grade levels. By focusing on the individual gifts and needs of each student, our teachers create a caring family of learners who are committed to responsible citizenship, the performance of mitzvot, and support for the State of Israel and its people.
Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. is a Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community.