After feasting on an incessant amount of food with our families, running around town spending all of our dollars on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and relishing in the plethora of Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of our own homes or at work (we won’t tell your boss), it is important to have a day dedicated to giving back. Recently, through the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has become a means of gathering people together to celebrate generosity and give back to the community.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become well-known events, so has #GivingTuesday. The event has grown substantially over the past four years since its start in 2012, and reveals the capability of social media and the generosity of people. Getting involved is simple. To participate, gather together your family, your coworkers, your community and come together to give back to the cause of your choice. Then tell everyone using the hashtag #GivingTuesday! Kick off the holiday season and experience the power of social media through this incredible event that has helped millions of people across the globe.
Stellar Blue Technologies has come together to participate in #GivingTuesday and is donating collected goods to Appleton COTS. Appleton COTS is an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Fox Valley area and provides homeless men, women, young adults and single mothers in the area with a safe temporary shelter, meals, household needs, and training on basic skills. Appleton COTS is always in need of donations, and Stellar Blue has been collecting donation items since early November—collecting toiletries, nonperishable food items and cleaning/maintenance items.
So, join Stellar Blue Technologies and participate in #GivingTuesday. Gather your friends, family, coworkers, and community members, and come together to better your community!