There was Black Friday, and Cyber Monday… and now comes “Giving Tuesday.”
(Tomorrow,) Tuesday, December 3rd has been given that designation locally as part of a nationwide effort to encourage people to donate to charitable causes. In Springfield, there is a specific emphasis on groups and organizations that support early childhood education. Organizers hope the designation will focus as much attention on charitable giving as those other landmark dates do to get people thinking about holiday shopping.
One local program that is seeking help is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which has provided free books to hundreds of Springfield-area preschoolers. A change in a corporate grant has left the program with only enough money for three more months of operation unless a benefactor steps forward.