Started just a few years ago, Giving Tuesday is the antidote for two days of getting, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The trend has caught on and in just a few short years, Giving Tuesday has become a phenomena. In 2013, Giving Tuesday will fall on December 3.
This year, BVL is encouraging all our supporters and ‘get in on the good’.
“Traditionally, BVL contributions come from a group or through an event,” explains BVL Board Chair Darlene Baker. “However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give as individuals. Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to break from the norm and make a personal donation. During this season, as we’re inundated with commercials for toys, electronics, clothes and gadgets – it will feel especially good to know that we’ve stepped back from the materialism and helped BVL Brighten Veterans’ Lives.”
Some BVL volunteers have already turned the corner from giving their time to making a personal donation. In Oscoda, Mich., Sue McCormick is a believer in the BVL cause and regularly makes a donation to BVL to recognize the lives of friends and loved ones. “To me, it makes so much more sense to send in a donation in honor of someone than buy some flowers or a card,” explains McCormick. “Whether I send $10 or $100, the money makes a real difference in the lives of our veterans, and I know my honoree is happy that a donation was made in their name.”
Concludes Baker, “So, on December 3, celebrate the season of giving and send a donation to BVL. It will feel good to do good!”
BVL: Brightening Veterans’ Lives
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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