Happy Giving Tuesday from Brooking Park!
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving during the Christmas and holiday season. It is a relatively new event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States.
It was started by a number of founding nonprofit and for-profit companies who set up the first Giving Tuesday in 2012. It was intended as a counterpoint to the consumerism of Black Friday and the more recent internet shopping day, Cyber Monday. Last year Giving Tuesday participants donated a total of 45 million dollars, both online and off, to various charities they support. This year the organizations behind Giving Tuesday are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most money raised on the internet in one day.
Brooking Park’s nonprofit sponsor, St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, accepts donations year round, but this time of year we are thinking about seniors who are in need around the holidays. St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation is using donations from this year’s Giving Tuesday to help fund their charitable care program for low-income seniors.
Donations made to the St. Andrew’s Charitable Care Foundation will help keep seniors living safely and independently in their own homes by providing in-home caregiver support to help needy seniors with activities of daily life like bathing, meal preparation, and light cleaning. These seemingly minor activities can be very hazardous for our seniors who, without our caregivers’ help, would be forced to move out of their homes or continue living in an unsafe environment.
St. Andrew’s Charitable Care Foundation and Brooking Park are constantly working to help the 15,000 seniors who are living in poverty in St. Louis. This Giving Tuesday, you can help by donating today!