Food Bank, Good Shepherd raising awareness on Giving Tuesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, Tuesday is considered Giving Tuesday.

After four days all about shopping big Black Friday sales or Small Business Saturday deals, Whitney Smith at the Good Shepherd Center said Tuesday is all about giving back.

“So we’re calling it an unselfie,” Smith said.

From young, to four legs, they are all snapping “unselfie’s” for the same reason.

“Cause you’re taking a selfie of yourself telling people why you’re giving back,”  Smith said.

A few non-profits in Wilmington are raising awareness about giving back.

“To remember those people in need that, while you had Thanksgiving and you’re thankful for what you do have remembering people who might not have those things,” Smith said.

Smith said they started the “unselfie” campaign to raise awareness on social media.

“Tagging their friends to do the same kind of like challenging people to give back as well,” Smith said.

Meanwhile, down the street, the Food Bank is also hard at work giving this Tuesday.

“Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to remind people that the holiday season is about more than gift giving,” Food Bank Branch Director Beth Gaglione said.

Gaglione said they are trying to reach a $40,000 goal because four companies have agreed to match that.

“Traditionally a dollar to the Food Bank means we can provide 5 meals to families, but today a dollar donated means we can provide 10 dollars,” Gaglione said.

So whether you donate one dollar, 5 dollars or even take a selfie about it, Tuesday is all about giving.

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