Don’t forget about Giving Tuesday

Published 6:32 pm Thursday, November 28, 2019

There were so many people in this community who gave back during Thanksgiving week. Tyrone Poole, a former NFL player, gave away turkeys to needy families. The annual Up All Night Thanksgiving dinner continued, serving hundreds of people from around Troup County. 

In West Point, restaurants and community leaders came together to cook hundreds of free meals for the community. 

We say this regularly, but it’s truly the giving aspect of this community that makes it such a great place to live. It’s also a reflection on the good people who live here. 

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for the people we have in our lives and focusing on what truly matters. Many of us are spending today shopping our legs off, probably buying gifts for those same people we ate a big meal with on Thursday.

And some will do the same on Monday, when online sales dominate the Internet. 

All of that shopping can be fun, but there are also many ways to continue to give back this holiday season. One of the biggest days for giving will be held Tuesday.

It’s called Giving Tuesday and kicks off the charitable season. This is the eighth year for Giving Tuesday, which was created by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City. 

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised online to benefit organizations that people feel strongly about. 

It’s not about just one organization, and there are plenty of worthy ones right here in Troup County.

If you have the means to do so, we hope you’ll consider giving back this upcoming week. The holiday season is one of great joy for many of us, but there are many people in the world that could use a little bit of extra help