Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Small businesses participate in #GivingTuesday

Fresh off of Small Business Saturday comes #GivingTuesday, a day designed to promote charitable giving to nonprofits.

Harrisburg-based JHE Production Group, which produces events, sent out a press release on the company's year-round  "Giving for Good" commitment, where company employees employees select one cause each month to support. This year, according to JHE, the company has donated 788 hours to 11 organizations, including Metrolina Food Bank, Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Wings of Eagles Ranch, American Red Cross  and the company’s signature charitable event, Golfing 4 Good.

“#GivingTuesday is a wonderful way to remind people to get out and donate their time to a cause close to their hearts,” said JHE executive vice president and chief marketing officer Michael Verlatti.

One entrepreneurial venture is asking for #GivingTuesday-themed donations. Queen City Mobile Market, a food truck concept, tweeted for donations to help "purchase a trailer for our truck to roll out our mobile farmers market on wheels which will serve food deserts and build healthier communities."

Also, the Better Business Bureau in Charlotte is offering tips for wise giving.

Is your small business participating in #GivingTuesday? Tell us how in the comments below. 


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