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P.E.I.’s Giving Tuesday theme is patience, kindness and generosity

Helen Chapman and Kent Hudson, representing P.E.I.’s Giving Tuesday, invite Islanders to join the movement on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PEI Gives.
Helen Chapman and Kent Hudson, representing P.E.I.’s Giving Tuesday, invite Islanders to join the movement on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PEI Gives.

Charities on Prince Edward Island feel it is even more important in this pandemic year to share the significant charitable work being done throughout the province.

P.E.I.’s Giving Tuesday spokesman Kent Hudson says with adopting chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison’s theme of being patient and kind seems fitting.

“And we are also encouraging generosity,” adds Hudson, who is also executive director of the Community Foundation.

Giving Tuesday, a global movement that started in 2013, will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

So far, more than 7,500 Canadian charities, businesses and community groups have used Giving Tuesday to rally generosity and help make the world a better place in countless ways.

Hudson says Giving Tuesday is a way for people to give back to their Island communities in a meaningful way.

“It is driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across Canada and in countries all around the world,’’ he says.

“Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is opening day for the giving season.”

Helen Chapman, also part of Giving Tuesday’s P.E.I. movement and director of communications and donor relations at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, encourages charities and Islanders to join in the celebration.

“Join the movement now on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at ‘PEI Gives’ as we begin to highlight all things digital and encourage sharing of photos and videos to celebrate this year’s upcoming Giving Tuesday initiatives throughout the province,” says Chapman.

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