#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. The YMCA of the Blue Water Area has joined in the global effort of #GivingTuesday for several years. Donations from past #GivingTuesday initiatives have been used to fund a number of YMCA activities including the Safety Around Water program. Donations are also used to fund scholarships, purchase new equipment, add additional programs, and build the endowment which will help us in the longterm. You can designate your gift or pledge in any of these areas.