Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It was created in 2012 to encourage people to give back to their communities and support the causes they care about. Over the years, it has become a powerful force for good, helping to raise millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations and inspiring countless acts of kindness and generosity.
The impact of Giving Tuesday can be felt by individuals, organizations, and communities alike. For individuals, it provides an opportunity to give back and make a positive difference in the world. For nonprofit organizations, it can be a game-changer, providing a much-needed boost in funding and visibility. And for communities, it can help to bring people together and foster a sense of solidarity and goodwill.
Wausa decided to join the generosity in 2022 and held its second Giving Tuesday initiative last November (2023). This local effort, organized by representatives of several community organizations, raised over $1000 in just two single days for Wausa local Liz Eskey (Story) who is suffering through some serious health issues.
“I am very grateful to be nominated,” shared Liz, expressing gratitude for the community’s support.
In addition, a generous $100 donation was made to the local non-profit, Payne’s Pacas Inc., started this year to honor the memory of Heidi and Chris Haberer’s late son.
Haley Rasmussen, the president of Payne’s Pacas Inc., had this to say in response to the nomination: “We can’t thank you enough for supporting our cause. It’s incredible how people have responded and we are grateful.”
The Wausa Giving Tuesday initiative is a shining example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together to support those in need. It was a testament to the generosity and kindness of the people of Wausa, and a reminder of the importance of giving back and supporting one another.
On behalf of the Liz and her family, Payne’s Pacas Inc., and the entire community of Wausa, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the Wausa Giving Tuesday initiative. Your generosity and kindness have made a real difference in the lives of those in need, and we are grateful for your support.
But our gratitude extends beyond this one initiative. We are thankful for all those who continue to make Wausa a thriving community, a place where people come together to support one another and make a positive difference in the world. Thank you for your kindness, your generosity, and your commitment to making our community a better place for all.
To read more about Liz’s story, Payne’s Pacas Inc., and other Wausa initiatives, check out the Giving Tuesday article here.
If you would like to be considered as a candidate for Wausa’s Giving Tuesday in 2024, please contact email@example.com.