Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about shopping and sales. But since its launch in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging generosity. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, thoughts shift from consumerism to compassion, as local organizations and communities come together to give. Giving Tuesday empowers even the smallest act of philanthropy, whether you volunteer for a local charity or donate to a valuable cause.

Are you looking to join the Giving Tuesday movement? Consider giving to the Montcalm Area Reading Council (MARC). Dedicated to the principle that all people should be functionally literate, MARC provides free literacy education benefiting the greater Montcalm County area. Our aim for the coming year is to expand our impact within Montcalm County and grow our workforce literacy outreach.

Illiteracy is a crisis that contributes to unemployment, poor health, incarceration and poverty in our community. Everyday tasks like filling out a medical form or helping a child with homework are difficult when you cannot read. Through one-on- one tutoring support, MARC offers hope to those who are working to improve their lives through literacy.

Will you join with us? Here are the ways you can give:

 Volunteer your time and become a tutor. Share the joy of learning with others.

 Donate online at http://www.MontcalmAreaReadingCouncil.com/donate or send your gift to Montcalm Area Reading Council, 200 W. Judd St., Greenville, MI 48838. Through generous community donors, all donations made on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $1,000. That means your donation will automatically be matched – or double – through this opportunity.

On Nov. 28, celebrate Giving Tuesday and support the work of the wonderful nonprofits in our area. Whether it is your time, your talent, or your resources, the need is great. Together we can make a difference.

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