By Jackie Nelson
Following the shopping binge of Cyber Monday, the Hesston community is invited to give back on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at Hesston Public Library.
“Make this a holiday season to remember. Don't buy your kids "just one more thing". Bring your kids or a friend to Giving Tuesday. Model a lifestyle of generosity to them, which is a tremendous gift in itself,” said Hesston Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb.
The event will feature organizations from around the community who serve Hesston residents.
“I heard of Giving Tuesday last holiday season, and this year I received some additional information through various community foundation networks. Looking at the generous spirit of many Hesston community members, we decided that it would be a terrific way in which to educate and involve the community,” said Lamb.
In partnership with the Hesston Chamber of Commerce Save Your Recipes program, giving local is emphasized as just as economically important as shopping local.
“We need your support. All of us. Shop and give locally. You are living the difference that decision makes every single moment that you connect with our community,” said Lamb.