#GivingTuesday is a national initiative, now in its fourth year, held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The event inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities; give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support; and help create a better world.
In congruence with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
Niagara University was one of six local organizations – along with Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc., the Isaiah 61 Project, Family & Children’s Service of Niagara, the Niagara Falls Public Library and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara – to be included in a #GivingTuesday proclamation signed by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster.
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