County Council Proclaims Dec. 3 Giving Tuesday

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, presents a proclamation Tuesday at the County Council meeting that designates Dec. 3 as Giving Tuesday. Local nonprofit representatives from left, Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond, Lemonade Living Founder/President Melissa Arias, PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell, Self Help, Inc. Board President Rosemary Alme, Lemonade Living Board Secretary Margi Harrach, United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Cindy Padilla, UNM-LA Chancellor and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board member Cindy Rooney and Izraelevitz. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Dec. 3 Giving Tuesday during its Tuesday night meeting in Council Chambers. Councilor David Izraelevitz presented the proclamation to representatives from local nonprofit organizations on behalf of the Council.

The proclamation:

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday was established as a national day of giving on Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which is December 3, 2019, 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 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.
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim December 3, 2019 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.
DATED this 12th day of November, 2019.