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Forget cyber Monday, Calgarians are eagerly awaiting Giving Tuesday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two days that are good for our economy, and now different organizations across the city are hoping Calgarians will help create a day that is good for the community.

GivingTuesday, which will take place on Dec. 2, is an initiative that allows Calgarians to think about giving back to charities this holiday season.

Different companies and charities were involved with the campaign last year, including the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary.

Carolyn Luhning, manager of communications with the club, said last year the organization was just testing the waters.

“We could see then that this was an awesome opportunity to come together with like-minded companies and other charities,” Lunhing said. “This year we’re excited to jump in feet first, and be a part of it in a wrapped up way.”

Last year was the first time Canadians were able to participate in the campaign, and according to statistics from CanadaHelps, one of the two organizations that brought the movement to Canada, Albertans are the most generous people in the country.

“We all know that Canadians are very generous,” said Marina Glogovac, president and CEO of CanadaHelps. “But we also know that lots of Canadians still do not give.”

Many new organizations have been added to Calgary’s list this year, including Place2Give, Kidsport Calgary and Hospice Calgary.

For more information about the GivingTuesday campaign, visit www.givingtuesday.ca.

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