‘Giving Tuesday Now’ shines spotlight on need for non-profits

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Normally, ‘Giving Tuesday‘ occurs just after Thanksgiving.

But 2020 is anything but normal.

So the movement launched ‘Giving Tuesday Now” on Tuesday, May 5 as a way to help promote donations for local charities.

Non-profits have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.

Donations are down this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills.

Plus, they had to postpone their largest fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, which brings in around $85,000 a year.

While the organization did receive some donations on Tuesday, it worries about what the pandemic will mean financially for the future.

“We can meet virtually, said Savannah Seeger, Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills. “We’re making virtual matches. If you’ve looked at our Facebook page, we’re still matching littles with bigs. But most importantly, is the means and the resources to do that.

The South Dakota Day of Giving will be held later this year on December 1.

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