The Spirit Behind Giving Tuesday Can Help Build Brighter Futures Through GCC’s Mission

Every year as we gather with our friends and family for Thanksgiving, the emotional thread that binds us is always gratitude. Now there is a growing movement to add a heaping of generosity into the mix.

 It’s called Giving Tuesday (often stylized as #GivingTuesday in the social media context). Celebrated the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is touted as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

At Goodwill Central Coast, we stand behind Giving Tuesday (observed this year on Nov. 28), as a reminder that everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.

Whether it’s just making someone smile, helping out a neighbor, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, generosity is uplifting, generative, equalizing, and connecting.

 Throughout this holiday season, consider reimagining a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. When you make a financial donation to Goodwill Central Coast, you help build brighter futures for people in your own community.

Every dollar you give helps change lives through the power of employment. Your tax deductible donation goes toward our vocational programs that give job seekers the skills to become valuable employees. It also helps us pay our employees and run the retail locations that allow us to pursue our mission.

We make the process easy and secure through our online donation link here. Or if you prefer to write a check, make it payable to Goodwill Central Coast, Attn: Charitable Giving, 1566 Moffett St., Salinas, CA 93905.

If you own a local business, choosing GCC as an outlet for surplus merchandise is an easy way to give back to your community while shedding unwanted items. We’ll take overstocks, returns, out-of-season fashions, and even outdated furnishings off your hands. Free up precious shelf space, keep your business looking fresh, or painlessly make room during remodeling efforts by donating to Goodwill.

We offer free pick-up service, label removal, and valuable tax credits, making donating to Goodwill fast, secure and convenient. Your tax-deductible contribution supports education and skills training for people with obstacles to employment in your community.

Let the idea of Giving Tuesday ignite a spirit of generosity the whole year ‘round. It’s a movement we should all embrace — together!

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