While some people might be all about those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, it’s really the day after that reflects the true spirit of the holiday season. Giving Tuesday happens every year on the day after Cyber Monday and was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to growing commercialization during the holiday season. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by helping others and spreading cheer through acts of kindness?
This year, we’re celebrating Giving Tuesday by sharing stories of how our franchise partners in You Move Me have given back to their own communities throughout the year.
Our You Move Me franchise in Kansas City partnered with local TV station KCTV5 to help out with their Project Warmth coat drive. You Move Me volunteered a moving truck to help collect and deliver the donations. The event was held on a Saturday and viewers showed up in droves, eager to help out by donating their gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets to help ensure no one will have to go without this winter. In fact, they were so generous they filled an entire moving truck with donations!