HALLSVILLE — This #GivingTuesday, the Hallsville Community will celebrate giving by supporting the Hallsville Outreach Center, Hallsville City Park Project, Hallsville Angel Tree, and the Hallsville Education Foundation’s Teacher Wish List Campaign.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

On Nov. 20, the City of Hallsville Mayor, Jesse Casey, will proclaim Nov. 27, 2018, #Giving Tuesday – Hallsville’s Day of Giving. The city of Hallsville’s fundraising efforts will focus on the Hallsville City Park Project, Hallsville Outreach Center, Hallsville Angel Tree, and the Hallsville Education Foundation.

“The Hallsville Education Foundation is thrilled to participate in #GivingTuesday for the third year. The most meaningful gift that we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors in the Hallsville community, is the commitment to work together to help build a better world. We hope you’ll keep us in mind on Tuesday, November 27, and remember your #GivingTuesday Teacher Wish List donations are giving and supporting our classroom teachers who spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets each year for items listed on their wish lists,” said Beth Godsey, executive director.

“For many years, the Hallsville Community and the Hallsville School District have worked together as one, to be a caring and giving community. This is shown in the greatest ways at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Carol Greer, Hallsville ISD. “You, too, can have a part: Coats for Kids, Food Boxes, and the Angel Tree.”

Godsey continues, “There are many ways to get involved with #GivingTuesday. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference. Small gifts. BIG gifts. We encourage you to join the movement and help the City of Hallsville celebrate philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service.”

Dawnya Wineinger, volunteer at the Hallsville Outreach Center, reports that 348 families were served in 2017 with $78,134 worth of food and supplies. For 2018, they have served 139 households with $4,890 per month, totaling $44,012 to date. They are expecting to fulfill 350 Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday boxes. Items needed for the boxes: paper goods, personal hygiene products, diapers, non-perishable food items, or monetary donations.

They also need volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Coats for Kids can be dropped off at the Outreach Center, as well. A Giving Tuesday — City of Hallsville Facebook page has been created as a collaborative effort for the Hallsville community organizations to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for the people of the City of Hallsville to come together to raise as much money and support as possible for local nonprofits.

City of Hallsville nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesday: Hallsville Outreach Center, 903-668-2401 Hallsville Angel Tree, Carol Greer, 903-668-5990, ext. 5012 Hallsville City Park Project, 903-668-2313 Hallsville Education Foundation #GivingTuesday Teacher Wish Lists, 903-668-5994 Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y — a community and cultural center in New York City — #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in.

Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

Those who are interested in joining Hallsville’s Day of Giving #GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesdayCityofHallsville/. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter. About #GivingTuesday Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Nov. 27.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partnersto transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday visit: Website: www.givingtuesday.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues