Giving Tuesday Coming Up!

Remember Giving Tuesday this year.

This is the time to give to your favorite non-profit. There are many worthwhile charitable organizations and it’s time to give to others. Here was the line-up of days around Thanksgiving.

* Thursday for giving thanks and eating. Most people say that they’re thankful for their families. Let’s widen the circle a little and include causes outside ourselves.

* Black Friday for shopping, mostly at the mall. This year, so much of Black Friday started on Thursday evening. We ended up in downtown Asheville spending money locally. We were just ahead of the crowd.

* Local Saturday for shopping locally. In Asheville, local stores did well. We skipped it and went to Carl Sandburg Home

* Monday is CyberMonday. Probably not relevant anymore. It dates back to the time that speedy internet access was only available in the office.

But Tuesday is the time that we give to charities. We ought to give some time year-round but on Tuesday, we can remember our favorite charity with a check.

Several charitable organizations are worthy of our support.

Carolina Mountain Club

Carolina Mountain Club – My local hiking club and the largest hiking club in Asheville


Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Friends of the Smokies – Which assists Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I lead monthly hikes for the group.


Friends of the MST

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail – Which champions the  Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina


Great Smoky Mountains Association

Great Smoky Mountains Association which assists the Smokies by managing the bookstores.

Which organization are you going to support?

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