Council proclaimed Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday during its regular meeting Tuesday, from left, Los Alamos County Counilors David Reagor and Suzie Havemann, Los Alamos Community Foundation Executive Director Steve Laurent, Council Chair Denise Derkacs and Councilors Melanee Hand and Theresa Cull. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday during its regular meeting Tuesday night. Additionally, it promoted losalamosgives.org, a single online platform to donate to area nonprofit organizations.
The proclamation read:
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday was established as a national day of giving on Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which is November 28 this year; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a celebration of philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to give; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community, and think about other people; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper on Giving Tuesday and on every day to recognize the tremendous impact of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service in Los Alamos County; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to encourage citizens to serve others throughout this holiday season and during other times of the year; and
WHEREAS, The Los Alamos Community Foundation provides online portals for citizens to support area nonprofit organizations through losalamosgives.org (for donating) and volunteerlosalamos.org (for volunteering);
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim November 28, 2023 as “Giving Tuesday” in Los Alamos County, and encourage all citizens to join together to give back to the community in any way that is personally meaningful.