Thanksgiving is just two days away. From the turkey and pumpkin pie to football and family time, there’s nothing quite like Thanksgiving. It’s a great chance to remember all that we have and give thanks for the people and things we hold dear. And then, after the last of the stuffing and cranberry sauce is crammed into Tupperware containers and the dishes have been washed and put away, it’s time for those brave enough to head out to their favorite stores and stand in lines longer than they’ve ever seen just for the chance to get the best deals on some must-have items.
For those less inclined to wait out the lines and charge through the masses, there’s Cyber Monday, an opportunity to get all those great deals from the comfort of their couch and laptop.
‘Tis the season.
But the season isn’t just about buying presents and baking pies. It’s also about giving back. It’s about remembering all we have and helping others, too. And that’s the idea behind #GivingTuesday.
This year — in just one week, in fact — CLI is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday. We love the idea that you don’t have to give more than you have or more than you’re able in order to make a difference. So many times, people hold off on giving because they think their contribution would be too small to do any good. “I can only spare a few dollars,” they might think. “What could a few dollars do?” Or, they’d like to donate to several organizations and think giving a few dollars to each wouldn’t be considerable enough.
But a few dollars here and a few dollars there adds up. And when you add a few dollars to a few dollars and multiply that by a few handfuls of people who have just a little to give, a little becomes a lot.
So this year, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, we’re not asking you to just pick CLI for your #GivingTuesday donations. We know there are so many worthy organizations out there that need your help. But we are asking to be included on your list of organizations. Because just a little can go a long way.
Your donations have the power to do so much good — just a little here and a little there can make a world of difference.
Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!