You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Next Tuesday, November 28th will be an online event where instead of buying gifts for the holidays, you can give one.
Since 2013, people all over the country have gone online to give to causes that mean something to them. This year, Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry, along with many other non-profits across the country, will take part in this great event. What is special about this year’s Giving Tuesday, is all donations submitted through Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry’s Facebook page will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Lorraine’s has been helping feed the community since 1990, and relies mostly on generous donations from ordinary citizens who are looking to help support their friends and neighbors. Roughly 12% of Chicopee’s population is served by Lorraine’s and events such as Giving Tuesday make it possible.
If you are planning to give to Lorraine’s during this holiday season, please consider doing so on November 28, 2017 starting at 8:00am. To donate, go to www.facebook.com/lorrainessoupkitchen.
Don’t have a Facebook account? No worries, you can still donate directly through this website by clicking “donate.” Unfortunately, these funds will not be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.