Get Out, Give a Hand on Giving Tuesday

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

November 29, 2016

Giving back to the community has long been a priority of Governor Wolf.

Since taking office, Governor Wolf has donated his entire salary to The State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), an organization through which state employees make charitable donations, directing his donation to the United Way of York County.

Governor Wolf, together with First Lady Frances Wolf, also gives his time by volunteering with local organizations like the Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in York.

It’s important to help and support those in need year round, but especially during this season of giving. So how will you get out and give a hand this Giving Tuesday?

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy and giving. It was first started a few years ago by a YMCA in New York City to raise funds for its program. Since then, the idea caught on across all sorts of nonprofits, both large and small.

How to Give

You can, of course, donate funds to a nonprofit you care about, but one of the most important things we can all give is our time.

Here are some organizations that are always seeking additional helping hands:

  • Animal Rescue Shelters
  • National and State Parks
  • Food Pantries
  • Libraries
  • Art Museums
  • Retirement Homes
  • Your Local Place of Worship
  • Your Local Municipality

If you don’t have a particular organization in mind, you can always visit VounteerMatch.org to find opportunities available near you.

Volunteering your time at a nonprofit is a great way to contribute to a cause that’s important to you and have fun doing it. So get out today and give a hand on Giving Tuesday!

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