“Giving Tuesday” with United Way of Ottawa County Featured

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? Now Tuesday, Dec. 3, is “Giving Tuesday” in Ottawa County. Giving Tuesday, which follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the holiday season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving, harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Giving Tuesday celebrates and encourages people to give their time, resources, talents and social media voice to a new kind of philanthropy that is about social purpose and collaboration for a better world.

United Way in Ottawa County volunteers Brenda Provenzale of US Bank and Melinda Stacy of First National Bank, are inviting local businesses to participate. Each business may select a dollar amount for a single product or service or a percent of sales to donate. Each business will be promoted by United Way in local and social media. Businesses are asked to get creative and help promote Giving Tuesday. Want to get involved? Talk to Brenda or Melinda or contact Lisa Dubbert at United Way in Ottawa County at 419-734-6645 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline to participate is Thursday, Nov. 21.

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