BD_GG_FINAL_BLUE-300x203There’s something wonderful happening next week in Guelph. 

Everyone knows about Black Friday, and now there’s Cyber Monday – but what if the whole world decided to make a contribution to their preferred charity on one day? That’s the idea behind Giving Tuesday: one day where everyone can help make a change in their community by donating their time, money, or energy to help non profit organizations continue with the amazing work that they do.

Giving Tuesday is happening on December 2nd, and in standard Guelph format, we’ve given this wonderful concept a life of it’s own. Guelph Gives is aiming to make Guelph Canada’s most generous city (we’ve even been challenged by Regina!) and believe that Guelphites are up to the challenge.

1 City. 1 Day. $1 Million.

Transition Guelph is so excited to be participating in the wonderful events of Giving Tuesday. Guelph Gives is hosting a Giving Fair at Old Quebec Street Mall from 10am-6pm on December 2nd where you can go to learn about some of the amazing organizations in Guelph working to make Guelph a better place. You’ll be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities, make donations, and celebrate the day with us! At Stone Road Mall from 10-2pm you can participate in Charity Plinko (which just sounds awesome) and there will also be a free skate at the Sleeman arena from 11:30-1:30pm.

As a participating organization, TG is focusing on a few “asks” from you, the people!

OUR GUELPH GIVES GOALS:

  1. Sign up 10 new awesome volunteers to help organize Resilience Festival 2015.
  2. Raise $500 in donations or memberships towards essential (but not so sexy) costs like insurance and organizing costs of the Resilience Festival.
  3. Inspire others: a goal of a total of 50 retweets, #UNselfies or gifts to other nonprofits and charities.

So, are you up to the challenge? We will provide more information on December 2nd about how you can make your contribution to Transition Guelph. If you’d like to learn more about Guelph Gives (and we know you do!) you can visit their website at http://www.guelphgives.ca/