Jake Byers, a spokesman for the Community Foundation, says it’s an important day to have among the holidays to promote donations of our time, our money — or both — to charity.
“We have a day of thanks for Thanksgiving, we have Black Friday, and then we have Cyber Monday. So, Giving Tuesday is a way to highlight giving and making your community a better place,” Byers says.
While Giving Tuesday is meant to draw attention to charities, Byers is hoping Nebraskans will think about “giving back” more than one day a year.
“We want people to understand that Giving Tuesday is more than just one day. It’s something that people can do throughout the year, whether that’s through volunteering, sharing their talents, or making a gift to nonprofits,” Byers said.
The Lincoln-based Nebraska Community Foundation has the goal of using the tools of philanthropy, community development and economic development to help communities help themselves.