Today is the 3rd Annual #GivingTuesday around the world. Created with the help of the 92nd Street and United Nations Foundation, today is a global day dedicated to “giving back”. It’s a day that corporations and individuals have set aside to make a difference.
According to the Blackbaud Index, Donations to charity increased 1.8 percent over the months of July through September from the same time period in 2013. The highest amount of giving is during the the last three months of the year.
Two Roads Professional Resources has been consistent over the years in charitable gift giving and charity sponsorship during the holiday season. Each year Two Roads has sponsored local charity organizations in providing Thanksgiving meals. The organizations include the homeless, women’s shelters, and low-income housing communities.
An annual tradition for the entire recruiting staff at Two Roads has been to adopt local families for the holidays. The staff divides the “Christmas List” and each employee enjoys the opportunity to include these family members in their Christmas shopping. The gifts are wrapped and delivered by elected Two Roads staff members. Items not only include the family’s wish list for gifts, but gift cards for local grocery stores to help the family during the holiday season.
This year Two Roads is working with The City of Bellflower, Collette’s Children’s Home of Huntington Beach and Project Self Sufficiency from Huntington Beach, adopting a family from each organization.
Charitable giving and fundraising isn’t a seasonal event for the staff at Two Roads. A group of staff members meet quarterly to discuss, choose, and plan either an organization to sponsor or an event to participate in that will support a local charity. The spirit of giving is more than seasonal!
For more information on #GivingTuesday, go to givingtuesday.org