December 03, 2019
Giving Tuesday happens on December 3, following the busy shopping weekend that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In the flurry of activity leading up to the holidays and the end of the year, we’re taking a step back to think about how, as a company and as individuals, we can help out in our community.
What Is Giving Tuesday?
From their website, Giving Tuesday was “...created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.” Read more about it here.
In the weeks leading up to Giving Tuesday, Quince & Co hosted a virtual food drive through the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, an organization that works to end hunger in our home state of Maine. Through their website, Quince employees filled virtual shopping baskets with food items for their donations, to be matched by our company.
Why Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine?
This year we chose to donate funds to Good Shepherd for a very simple reason: 1 in 5 children in Maine are living with food insecurity—meaning they don’t always know where their next meal will come from—and the rate of households living with food insecurity in our state is higher than the national average. We support the Good Shepherd’s mission to eliminate hunger in Maine: Their programs include cooking and nutrition classes for low-income communities at risk of hunger, and partnerships with local farms to provide fresh produce and nutritious foods to families who wouldn’t normally have access to them. Read more about their work here.
Food For Thought
We are continually inspired by the generosity we see in the makers community. Whether small or large, locally or globally, our actions affect and can make a difference in the lives of others.
Are you planning to celebrate Giving Tuesday or a similar initiative this holiday season? Spread the love by letting us know how—leave a comment below to share with other readers or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org—we’d love to hear from you.