First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and now there’s GivingTuesday.
Beginning six years ago, GivingTuesday was the global solution to celebrate the opening day of the “giving season:” the time of year when most charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for their respective causes.
So this year, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chances Chilliwack and RBC Chilliwack, will be hosting a city-wide giving event to raise funds and necessary items for local charities.
“We will celebrate charitable giving and its many forms—financial, contributions, volunteerism, etc.—with the not-for-profit showcase event, (Chilliwack Gives Back),” wrote the Chamber in a press release.
The “Chilliwack Gives Back movement (was) designed to showcase our local charities and not-for-profits that work hard all year to serve our community (and) bring together the collective power of a unique blend of (contributers) to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.”
Motivational speaker, Angus Reid, will also be on site to deliver an inspirational talk about the benefits of being a part of something greater than yourself, as well as to sell signed copies of his book, Thank You Coach, which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the event.
With a goal of raising at least $10,000 for local charities, the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on November 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is by donation and a draw will determine which of the participating charities will receive the culmination of the event’s efforts.
Donations can also be made on the Chamber’s website at ChilliwackChamber.com.