Giving Tuesday can make a big difference for local non-profits

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It’s a big day for non-profits like the Salvation Army. 

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to just focus on the idea of just giving,” said Jim Curl, Wichita City Commander. 

Giving Tuesday allows everyone to do just that. So far, so good, for the Salvation Army but that can always change.

“We’re doing ok at this point in time, but it’s so early in the Christmas season for us that it is hard to know where it’s going to end up,” said City Commander Curl. 

But for the other non-profits like Operation Holiday. 

“This is where we hope to have the tables filled with hats and scarves, and mittens and socks and blankets,” said Ashley Davis, Director of Operation Holiday. 

The group is already noticing a severe shortage in donations. 

“We’re seeing a real downturn in what folks have brought out so far, as you can see we have empty food collection boxes behind me and to me that’s a little bit concerning,”  said Davis. 

Concerning as Operation Holiday desires to feed and cloth about 14,000 men, women and children this year. 

“I hate that thought that we might not have enough to distribute to the folks in our community who need this help,” said Davis. 

That’s why giving today is so important to help those in need tomorrow.

If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army, click here

If you would like to donate to Operation Holiday click here. For every dollar that’s donated to Operation Holiday now through Saturday, December 1, Dillon’s will match up to $10,000. 

To donate to other non-profits in your area click here and enter your city. 

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