At this time of year, its hard not to get caught up in the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With Christmas just around the corner shopping is certainly top of mind for many and with lots of amazing deals to choose from its easy to get carried away.
Today marks the 6th anniversary of Giving Tuesday.
GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners - nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals - to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. - https://givingtuesday.ca/about
At Grouse Mountain we believe in giving back to our community and working with charitable partners throughout the year to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Through our Peak of Christmas celebration we are working to support BC's sick kids in partnership with BC Children's Hospital. Guests are invited to visit Santa in his workshop and photos are by donation. Through last year's visits with Santa we raised over $25,000 for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
This is now the second year we have also partnered with BC Children's Hospital on the popular Gingerbread Village Challenge. New this year, in addition to voting for your favourite creation you can also make a donation directly through our webpage. Check out this year's entries and visit your favourite bakers' fundraising page to make a donation.