Giving Tuesday: Good Deeds Instead of Good Deals
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know all about Black Friday and its digital offspring, Cyber Monday. But there’s a new “day” – Giving Tuesday – which is all about giving back and helping others. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide event held the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, bringing people, communities and businesses together for a day of giving back.
Last year, more than 45,000 groups in 71 countries raised more than $116 million for charitable causes.
So get in on something good for your soul, instead of just good for retail sales. It’s a great way to help change lives and improve our communities.
Giving is good for the community, and good for you!
We all know giving helps others, but a study by the International Journal of Psychophysiology showed giving is also good for the giver. The specific health benefits of giving include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased self-esteem
- Less depression
- Lower stress levels
- Longer life Greater happiness
As part of the Henry Ford Health System family, we’re helping spread the word and supporting their Giving Tuesday efforts.Last year, the Henry Ford Giving Day event raised more than $25,000. There were stories of hope, kindness and healing that inspired incredible generosity. Our goal is to make health care and support services easy to reach for everyone and this is a great way to carry out that mission.
Get involved and come to the Henry Ford Giving Day event!
Nov. 29, 2016 at Hard Rock Café Detroit.
- 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: $20 all-inclusive meals served
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Detroit Lions cheerleaders guest servers
- 2-4 p.m.: Photos with Detroit Lions mascot Roary
- 4-7 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Detroit Lions Legends, past and present
Donations from the event will support the School & Community Based Health Program, Game On Cancer and SandCastles Grief Support. Each program is inspiring – check them out here:
School & Community Based Health Program (SCBHP) This program helps bring high quality health care services directly to children. The HFHS Mobile Medical Pediatric Units visit City of Detroit schools, supplying services to those who may not have access to it otherwise.
Game On Cancer is the HFHS partnership with the Detroit Lions to help make sure cancer patients can get the care they need. Every cent of every dollar raised goes toward patient services such as transportation, medication, living costs and research. Helping the most at risk patients and families gives fair access to treatments and care for all.
SandCastles Grief Support provides a caring place for children, teens and their families who have experienced a death. SandCastles offers quality community-based family grief services, which encourage peer support. Detroit kids ages 3-18 have a safe place to meet with peers who have experienced similar losses and begin a healthy healing process.
Learn more about how you can help at Henry Ford Giving Day.