YORK CITY, Pa (WHTM) – This is the first year for Giving Tuesday in York City but organizers hope to make it an annual tradition.
They say just because it is called Giving “Tuesday” that does not mean the giving has to end today. “If people can give a little bit of change they have left over from buying lunch, that would do wonders today,” said Meagan Feeser of Downtown Inc.
“If everyone just did $7 per person, we’d be covered,” said Nicole Shaffer with United Way.
The donations rolled in Tuesday at the York Central Market. Donations that mean so much to the dozens of non-profit groups taking part. “There is a huge need especially in our city, county and all over the world, so many of these organizations rely on these charitable donations,” said Feeser.
Giving Tuesday at the market also included the “un-selfie.”
“The idea is to chose an organization, support it and post a photo of yourself explaining why you chose that organization and encourage others to do the same,” said Feeser.
Finally a selfie movement that could actually do some good.
“It’s good to show people what they are doing and say, ‘hey I am taking a part of this I want you to do it too’,” said Shaffer.
They also want to show Giving Tuesday will help but giving all year round can truly make a difference. “The important message is we need you to give all year long,” said Feeser.
“We are trying to promote that cultural philanthropy all year long, in my opinion this is just the kickoff,” said Courtney Lewis of Family First Health.
You can continue to donate online at Downtownyorkpa.com/givingtuesday.