Last week we suggested you postpone you holiday shopping at least until the day after Thanksgiving, and offered as incentive the additional benefit of including Giving Tuesday in your holiday giving plans. A lot of you did. And a lot of you made Community Shares of Wisconsin one of the beneficiaries of those plans as we had hoped you might. In fact you made Community Shares one of the top 20 fundraisers in the country on Giving Tuesday. And what that means is on top of the $8,360 you contributed, the Giving Tuesday organizing foundation added another $1,375 which is a nice little bump.
There were a lot of deserving non-profits participating and we hope they all did well. But we rather agree with Community Shares Executive Director Chrystal Anders’ assessment of the response to CSW. “This clearly shows that social and environmental justice is a high priority in our community.” Yes it does. And we’re proud of that. Thanks.