Join the #GivingTuesday Movement Posted on November 25, 2015 by wpengine Share this post As the holidays approach, the “season of giving” is easy to mistake for the season of materialism. It’s easy to get ‘wrapped up’ in all of the incredible deals, just yesterday I caught myself thinking “That self-watering planter is 86% off? Until now I didn’t realize how much my plants needed to water themselves!” It then occurred to me that I’m spending more on myself than on gifts for others. I started to wonder if I’d lost sight of what the holidays were supposed to be all about. It was against this backdrop that 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City—created Giving Tuesday in 2012. Giving Tuesday celebrates the values of service and giving back on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday utilizes social media and the generosity of people all over the world in an effort to positively affect communities and address local challenges. Giving Tuesday brings together over 30,000 partner organizations (nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses, and major corporations) and has truly become a global movement with a local focus. GTECH is joining the Giving Tuesday movement. This past year we have been fortunate to complete several Green Playces projects, see Ambassadors graduate in the Northside and McKeesport and launch ReClaim South Sustaining Momentum. We are very excited about the progress we’ve made and the momentum we have. But we need your help to make 2016 our best year yet. Help us this Giving Tuesday, December 1, by making a financial contribution. This year every dollar you invest in us will be matched up to $15,000. Help us get $15k matched for $15k as we close out 2015 strong! No matter where or with whom you find yourself this Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll take time to reflect on giving and service and that you get a chance to support the causes that are important to you on Giving Tuesday. Want to know more about the history and methodology of Giving Tuesday and how it aligns with GTECH’s ethos? We will discuss these topics next week in the GTECH Blog.