This time of year, we recognize our success and abundance in our work and at home. We share meals and gifts and create holiday celebrations with clients, family and friends. How many times have I heard people say that the holidays have become more about shopping than about the appreciating what we all have? We needed a meaningful response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In the last ten days, I have heard that the country is embracing a new tradition called #GivingTuesday. What is #GivingTuesday? It is time and reason for all of us to give back. It can be volunteering, making a charitable gift, providing an in-kind service to an organization in need or any gesture of kindness that supports others who are disadvantaged or challenged.
I ask that you please join me and Jenkintown in helping to support this new tradition, #Giving Tuesday on November 27th. You can learn more about it here, www.givingtuesday.org.
What am I doing? Jenkintown is going to celebrate #GivingTuesday by cleaning a new facility, The Connelly House, which is a building shared by Project Home and the Bethesda Project in D center city Philadelphia. Both organizations serve the homeless.
What will you do? You may already have an idea or you can talk to your family, colleagues and friends.
I am grateful to my clients, and partners in serving the buildings in the region. I know we all share in much abundance. I hope you will take some time and think about what you can do to make #GivingTuesday come to life in our community.
Marty Tuzman is the CEO of Jenkintown Building Services.