As 2016 begins to wind down and the holiday season begins, so does the season of giving. We all know of the two post-Turkey Day consumer directed holidays: Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the opportunity to give doesn't end there. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving comes Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday connects different groups of people, communities and organizations around the world for the sole purposes of celebrating and encouraging giving.
As a global movement, this day unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Last year's Giving Tuesday had over 70,000 donors raise $116 million online for non-profit groups and causes in over 70 countries.
Everyone, anywhere, can participate in Giving Tuesday. Pacific Dental Services is fortunate enough to have a Foundation whose mission is to create opportunities to serve through improving oral healthcare locally, nationally and internationally, a mission that aligns perfectly with PDS's vision.
This year, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday with the theme of the "Brown Bag Challenge." The Brown Bag Challenge encourages you to donate the $5 you would be spending on going out to lunch to The Pacific Dental Services Foundation, and bringing your own homemade lunch instead.
You have 6 more days to decide what you want to bring for lunch! For some inspiration you can look up some easy and delicious recipes on The Foundation's Pinterest Page.
To donate, check out our website or our Facebook Page.