Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
On Tuesday November 27, the Holy Name of Mary College School Senior School participated in #GivingTuesday2018 a day filled with giving back within the local community. Students were at 10 different placements across the GTA, including SEVA Food Bank, The Good Shepherd, EcoSource and the Archdiocese of Toronto. A little closer to home, some students volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, where they helped the elderly learn how to use electronic devices. Students volunteering at the Holy Name of Mary Convent created crafts to be sold at the Felician Sisters mission store. GivingTuesday helps students live out the school’s core values of Excellence, Respect, Justice and Compassion by spending the day selflessly giving to those in need in the community.