Halloween 2019 is history. (Wait a minute. Wasn’t it just Labor Day?)
The next thing you know it will be Thanksgiving. Then there’s Black Friday, when people slough off their tryptophan lethargy and descend en mass to the stores to score huge savings on holiday gifts. Then, there’s Cyber Monday, when people go online to discover the holiday sales there.
For the past 8 years the next milestone in the forward march to the holidays has been #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday, however, is an about face from the post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees.
#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
The Power of Flowers Project has set a goal to raise $5,000, and the money we raise will be used throughout the Holiday Season to deliver bouquets to seniors and veterans living in care communities.
At the Holidays, the loneliness and isolation that impacts the overall physical and mental health of the elderly population is intensified as the world outside is bustling with preparations. We strive to lessen the impact of feeling forgotten by providing an unexpected moment of joy.
Our work helps to improve well-being for a population that includes those who have devoted their lives for caring for others. They may include your favorite teacher, your daughter’s soccer coach, the doctor who treated your illness and the veteran who sacrificed for our freedom
Mainly fueled by social media, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the day when charities, companies, institutions, and individuals will come together to encourage people to “commit an act of giving.” Whether that means participating in a food drive, making a special donation, or volunteering your time, #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate our country’s great tradition of giving and to support the cause that matters most to you.
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3, 2019. We sincerely hope that you will participate in #GivingTuesday as a way to kick start your holiday and year end giving. It is something you can do as a family– a wonderful way to teach children that giving to others is often as rewarding as receiving. What a perfect lesson for the upcoming holiday season.
Please consider making the Power of Flowers Project part of your #GivingTuesday. Help us help others in the community, one flower at a time. Please go to our website to see the many ways you can help
From all of us here at the Power of Flowers, we wish you and your family a peaceful, happy Thanksgiving, a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a joy-filled #GivingTuesday.