GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

We are so thrilled to be taking part of projects around our communities this year. “Brunch on Myrtle” is a First Responders appreciation breakfast that has happened the last four year’s and we can not wait to see the turn out this year. In 2015, there were only around 7 Paramedics, Police or Firefighter’s that came, but last year we proudly served 28 First Responder’s. This event is so important to us because as a family we have relied on their quick responses many times. Our daughter has Epilepsy and seizures are always scary for us.

Our City Beautiful and Big Joe’s Home Service are also partnering together to offer free lawn maintenence to a handful of Veteren’s this year. Neighbors are nominating their Veteren friends and neighbor’s and Big Joe’s Home Service will pick a handful of them to service.

What are you doing in your community this year? Giving time at a nursing home or food bank are always great ideas.

We would love to ask that if you plan to donate financially this year that you consider giving to Our City Beautiful. This year Facebook and Paypal are matching donations given on December 3rd, Giving Tuesday, beginning at 8:00 AM. They are offering up to 7 Million Dollars to registered charities throughout the USA. As an organization we can have up to $100,000 matched. Your $10 donation could be doubled to $20, $1,000 becomes $2,000 and so on.

You can find our DONATE button to the left side of the site and our Facebook fundraiser is linked on our page. 100% of your donation is given straight to the HOLLAND land fund and there are NO fees taken from these donations.

We are excited to watch that thermometer grow.