As we enter the traditional season of giving, it is a good time for reflection.  Council for Children’s Rights joins over 50 local non-profit organizations in a community wide project called #GivingTuesdayCLT.  The day-long event will take place on December 2, but in the coming weeks we will be exploring what it means to give and what we each have to offer.

What's Your Gift#GivingTuesdayCLT aims to inspire neighbors to give a gift to a nonprofit or cause of their choice – whether it is a monetary or in-kind donation or volunteer time.  Part of the third annual Giving Tuesday umbrella – a global day dedicated to giving  thanks and giving back – #GivingTuesdayCLT is a collaboration of several nonprofits  serving Mecklenburg County spearheaded by SHARE Charlotte.

“We all play a critical role in Charlotte’s success,” said Kelly Brooks, founder of SHARECharlotte. “Black Friday and Cyber Monday give us the chance to get good deals; Giving Tuesday is the opportunity to DO good.”

“In one of the busiest seasons of the year, it is important to stop a moment  and make time to consider not only the blessings we have received, but also what it is we have to give to others,” said, LuAnn Ritsema, Communications Director at the Council.  “We are excited to be part of a community-wide conversation that encourages us all — agencies, donors, volunteers,  corporations  — to share information, opportunities and gifts of time, talent and treasure.”

To take part, visit on Dec. 2 and give a gift. Participants will have the opportunity to make a donation to a local nonprofit or pledge volunteer

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