If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
During a time where billions of dollars are spent during the holiday season, non-profits and charitable foundations are hoping the same effort is shown during Giving Tuesday.
“When you have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, we’re giving gifts and it’s always a time when we are shopping for our own families and friends,” said Angela Miller from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“But Giving Tuesday can be impactful in a spirit of giving for this season. You can give to great causes.”
Miller reiterates that no matter how much, no gift is too big or too small.
“People feel if they can’t give a significant amount of money into the hundreds of dollars etc. then they feel like they are not making a contribution and that’s just not the case because all of the dollars add up.”
Renee Chatelain from The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge echoes that same message, stating that what really matters is the causes being helped.
“It’s got a ripple effect, if you give to a great organization then service to the community… That impact is really powerful so it’s time to be charitable to causes that are meaningful to you.”
Regardless of how much money is spent on gifts this season, some things are quite simply, priceless.
“We’re talking about a mom or sister or wife who can remain with her family for years to come because someone gave her an opportunity to have a mammogram that she couldn’t afford.”