(Springfield, Mo.--11/28/17) Now that you’ve stuffed yourself on Thanksgiving and treated yourself on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the charitable season is here as well.
Today is Giving Tuesday, and you still have the opportunity to make a difference right here in the Ozarks.
Holly Beadle, Executive Director at Isabel’s House in Springfield. She tells FOX5,"It’s a great opportunity to call attention to the needs and then that called action how do you help?
Charities and non for profit organizations are hoping to benefit from holiday spending on Giving Tuesday. In its sixth year, Giving Tuesday encourages people to find a cause they care about and donate whether it be time, money or resources.
"Any effort and any attention or awareness that can be drawn to some of our challenges in our community that our families are most vulnerable citizens face is tremendous."
Isabel's House was built to protect children from abuse or neglect while their families work through a crisis. Singly and together, Beadle says you can make a difference.
"We all have something that we can give that will positively impact the life of someone in need. Don’t let a size of a gift or a certain amount of time hold you back from giving whether it’s today, or any other day of the year."
Larger organizations get the benefit of exposure, but more and more small organizations are taking advantage of the publicity.
"It prompts people to give a second look to organizations or causes or that are near and dear to their heart."
Beadle says 70% of their budge comes from donations which has allowed them to serve more than 3,000 children in the past decade.
"We meet them where they are so whatever their needs are we help them find the resources to fill that need."
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