BANGOR — After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day dedicated to giving back
Nearly a decade ago, the Giving Tuesday tradition began in an effort to encourage people to give back after the spending hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Some local nonprofits are recognizing this day by spreading generosity.
“This is just an invitation for people to give back to charities and nonprofits to give back to make a difference in their community,” said Joe Roberts, Chief Development Officer for United Way Eastern Maine.
For Roberts, this day is an opportunity to assist over 30 agencies in the community.
“Many nonprofits participate in inviting people in participating in giving back,” said Roberts.
One example includes McDonald’s on State Street in Bangor where customers can round up their bill to support the Ronald McDonald house.
“If you go to McDonald’s, and you see round-up, you can round up for our total. You will see our change boxes,” said Genebacher.
Donations to the United Way of Eastern Maine will benefit a number of local organizations.
Giving Tuesday is a great reminder, it’s all about giving back to programs that are helping your community,” said Genebacher.
For a full list of organizations, you can visit United Way of Eastern Maine.