Let me start by saying – no worries, this is not another event Halifax. You have your favorite charities that you already to give to. We want to celebrate that!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the winter (two days all about shopping) comes Giving Tuesday. For the third year in a row, on December 1, 2015, charities in Halifax will ask you to kick off the holiday season with the true meaning of that time of year: giving back.

We want to partner with all of your favorite charities and some retail friends – to collect their one day total. We are just one group of community organizers. Here are the other cities taking part: Calgary, Guelph, Mississauga, Ottawa, Regina, Sarnia Lambton, Vancouver and Victoria. In 2014, Guelph Gives celebrated over $1m raised on Giving Tuesday amongst their partners!

We are just getting started and we want to hear from YOU! We are looking for: charity partners (we’ll have a toolkit! Stuff to help you!), retail partners (maybe $1 from every plate goes towards your charity of choice? 50% of tips?) and community volunteers (sit on a committee? design a website? love to make things in a design program?)

Contact us at Halifax@givingtuesday.ca, and join us in any capacity you can on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, as we show the country that HALIFAX GIVES MORE.