It’s only 4 years old, but ‘Giving Tuesday’ is Here To Stay
The day was created to show charity some love following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In it’s first year, 2012, $10 million was donated to charity and this year it is expected to top $117 million!
Keep these statistics in mind:
- 26 210 Ottawa children in poverty
- 1 400 youth live on Ottawa streets
- 1 in 5 seniors are lonely and feel disconnected from their communities
- Ottawa Humane Society cares for over 10 000 lost, abandoned & neglected animals a year
- Local rescue groups like Sit With Me, Marshall’s Dog Rescue & Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue help thousands of animals a year with only donations & volunteers
- Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary cares for injured wildlife on a shoestring budget.