Support Local Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday
Sunday, November 18, 2018
November 27 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. This is a global day of giving. Unlike shopping holidays like Black Friday that focus on consumerism, this day is all about giving back to the community. It encourages us to look beyond the busyness of the holiday season and to consider those in our community who may need our help and support, along with the charities that are bridging the gap for those in need.
Reasons to Support South Dakota Nonprofits
Charities or nonprofits are an important part of our local and national economy. In fact, they represent 5 percent of our GDP. Nationally, nonprofits create over 14 million jobs and pay around $635 billion in annual wages. This is remarkable, but it is only part of the story.
In addition to creating jobs, local charities and nonprofit organizations do a lot to support our quality of life. While not always realized in economic gains, their impact is felt in our strong sense of community. They help to make Yankton a great place to live and raise a family. Plus, local charities ensure that if anyone in our community needs a little help, someone is there to lend a hand.
Other benefits of supporting local charities include:
- Teaching children the importance of generosity
- Getting a tax deduction
- Giving feels good!
Celebrate Giving in South Dakota
By celebrating giving, we are also celebrating the power of our community members to bring about change. Every dollar donated to local charities on Giving Tuesday is money that is staying within our community and working to directly help our friends and neighbors.
Yankton Area Progressive Growth, a local nonprofit, understands the importance of supporting other area nonprofits. We encourage you to join others on November 27 by making a donation to your favorite charity. More than 300 organizations are participating in the inaugural South Dakota Gives, a local version of Giving Tuesday. ?
Find a participating Yankton organization and make a contribution on the South Dakota Gives website.