Non-profits Ask Residents to Consider Giving Tuesday Trend


With the busiest shopping days of the year officially over, the Food Bank of Lincoln and the Child Advocacy Center are asking you to consider adding them to your Christmas list.

"We all need to be present for each other at this hectic time," said Food Bank of Lincoln's Scott Young.

With the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, folks at the food bank say sometimes it's hard to remember the reason for the season.

"This is a great way to remind people that giving is really the most important reason for the whole season," said Young.

And it's giving that helps non-profits like the food bank provide food to more than 10,000 Nebraskans each week.

"A dollar here at the Food Bank turns into $5 worth of food," said Young. "Every dollar that comes in today in every day of the year we turn into a lot more food."

The Child Advocacy Center is also participating in Giving Tuesday in hopes of making a difference to kids in need.

"Giving Tuesday is just a day for people to take time out of their crazy schedule of gift shopping to think about organizations in our community that are in need of gifts and donations this time of year," said CAC Executive Director, Lynn Ayers.

The CAC helps child victims of abuse and neglect begin the healing process, a process that wouldn't be available without donations from the community.

"The monies that come in through Giving Tuesday go directly to our operational costs," said Ayers. "We're going to see close to 1,200 kids this year that up about 20 percent from last year so the need keeps growing and the dollars don't."


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