ReuseNYC Encourages Local Giving and Reuse on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015
ReuseNYC will join with its 26 nonprofit member organizations to celebrate and promote the spirit of local giving and reuse on the widely recognized day of giving, Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the shopping events “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Fueled by the power of social media, Giving Tuesday joyfully celebrates giving and philanthropy in many forms.
ReuseNYC encourages New Yorkers to think beyond cash donations and to “Give Goods, Do Good” by donating gently used clothing and goods to nonprofit reuse organizations in the City, and by donating time to important community and social causes.
Materials reuse in New York City reduces waste, conserves resources, and helps to create “green” jobs. In addition, donating and buying used goods from nonprofit reuse organizations supports those organizations’ important social-service missions.
ReuseNYC member organizations will be using Giving Tuesday to kick off city-wide donation drives, such as campaigns to collect coats and winter clothing. The organizations will also widely promote volunteer opportunities like soup kitchens and food-collection drives.
Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, December 1—“Give Goods. Do Good”