Giving Tuesday offers everyone an opportunity to reach out in service to others. That service can take many forms such as volunteering one's physical labor or professional skills, donating goods or sharing resources for worthy causes. Writing a check or inputting a credit card number to a secure website works too.
For your consideration: five groups in the area that are doing good. Do you have other suggestions? Please share them in the comments.
- The Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Dover
The cooperative gallery was developed by a group of artists as a place to show their work.
- Hopatcong Against Drugs, Hopatcong
Outraged by a drug bust at a family restaurant, a grassroots collective of citizens rose up to make their town drug-free.
- Hopatcong Pound Project, Hopatcong
Did you know the local pound does not receive tax dollars? But what a job it does to care for and protect animals.
- The Jersey Gators, Sussex County
This group uses swimming as a basis for helping people succeed in the pool and in life.
- Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
Offers free civil legal services for low-income people, including maintaining essential needs, senior programs, domestic abuse, homelessness, eviction, and foreclosure. Serves Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties
What groups have you supported for Giving Tuesday? What organizations and efforts would you recommend? And what do you think about Giving Tuesday in general? How does it stack up against Gray Thursday or Cyber Monday? Tell us in the comments.