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OC joins #GivingTuesday movement

by Jane Footh

Opportunity Council has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide. This year GivingTuesday falls on Nov. 28, 2017.

GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to improve their local communities by giving in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Opportunity Council is pleased to be able to participate in this annual event as a way their supporters can support local community action programs said OC Spokesperson Sheri Emerson.

“We appreciate our community members who support a variety of causes at the Opportunity Council,” said Emerson. “During Giving Tuesday, people can choose to give their time by volunteering, or donating to help support community programs. Whether they support our Volunteer Center, or our Maple Alley Inn hot meals program, or any number of our housing and early learning programs – it all helps to build a stronger community.”

Those who are interested in joining the Opportunity Council for #GivingTuesday can visit For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: