Author: Vanessa Flores
Vanessa Flores, Manager of Individual Giving at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Passionate about human rights and creating social change. Eternal optimist and laughing enthusiast.
It’s easy to get caught up in a shopping frenzy with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Today, however, is an opportunity to change trajectory. It’s Giving Tuesday, a day when Canadians get the chance to give back by donating their time or money to a non-profit they support to make the world a better place.
Giving Tuesday is also a day when the Canadian Women’s Foundation gets to give back to our donors across the country.
Our supporters believe deeply that improving the lives of women and girls is the smartest way to build a better life for all of us. It’s the ripple effect: when we invest in women and girls, families become safer, communities become stronger, and Canada becomes more prosperous.
I admit it. This weekend I was one of the many Canadians who searched through stores and online for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
But today, December 3rd, I am putting aside my thoughts of super sales and discount prices to concentrate on a new ritual – #GivingTuesday.
Today, Canadians (and our American friends) get the change to give back – through donating their time and money to a non-profit they support, to make the world a better place.