Sin City Presents Magazine December 2018 Volume 5 Issue 11 - Page 41

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

"The one-year anniversary of 1 October is a significant milestone for our community and for all those affected by the tragedy," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose district includes the festival site where the 1 October incident occurred. "This exhibit will serve as a tribute to the 58 beautiful lives lost in the incident, and hopefully also will inspire all of us to continue to love and support each other as we cope with the sadness and loss that was inflicted upon us in one despicable act of violence."

A very special thank you to Janet Garza and her friend Rachel Church Mehrtens who crocheted over-40 blankets for our Veterans Village Women & Family Residents.