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Island urged to support GivingTuesday

The Centre on Philanthropy is urging people across Bermuda to celebrate a global day dedicated to giving back tomorrow.

Giving Tuesday is being marked around the world for the third year running, with charities, families, businesses, community centres and students carrying out acts of generosity.

Elaine Butterfield, the centre's executive director, urged those on the Island to join in the event.

“In the true spirit of the giving season, the Centre on Philanthropy would like to remind the community to consider those most in need of your support,” she said.

Ms Butterfield suggested making a donation to charity or simply carrying out a random act of kindness to make someone's day.

“If you have time to give, the Centre on Philanthropy's volunteer website at www.volunteer.bm can match your availability and interests to a non-profit who needs you most,” she added.

Giving Tuesday started in the US, in response to seasonal shopping days such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Those taking part can use the hashtag #givingtuesday on social media to tell the world about their generosity.

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Published December 01, 2014 at 12:17 pm (Updated December 01, 2014 at 12:17 pm)

Island urged to support GivingTuesday

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