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3 Local Charities to Support on this National Day of Giving

November is a time for reflection. As the year comes to a close, many people like to take this time to reflect and express gratitude. We may be thankful for a new job, or a new home, or the loved ones who make our lives feel fulfilled.

At Forsyth Realty, we have so much to be thankful for. Every day, we get to work with fantastic people and help them achieve their dreams. Real estate is a special industry, because you’re helping people find home. Helping people find homes and achieve their goals in an area as diverse and beautiful as Forsyth County is just an added bonus.

While we’re reflecting on the many things in life we’re thankful for, it’s important to think about how we can spread our joy within the community. That’s why were excited for the National Day of Giving.

Giving Tuesday

jar with changeAlso known as Giving Tuesday, the National Day of Giving is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Created in 2012, this day is dedicated to giving back to the community. After the busy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the National Day of Giving is a good way to invest in the community.

Simply put, you can take advantage of all the money you’ve saved by black Friday shopping by donating it to a meaningful cause. If you have the means to celebrate the National Day of Giving, here are three Forsyth County charitable organizations you can support.

Children’s Home

The Crossnore School & Children’s Home serves children in need in residential group foster care. They also provide community-based services for children in Western NC.

Serving as a non-profit residential foster care hom, the Crossnore School & Children’s Home has two campuses in Crossnore, NC and Winston-Salem. They offer educational services, including a K-12 public charter school, day treatment programs, and a wide range of therapy.

Second Harvest Food Bank

blueberriesDid you know that 1 in 4 children in our communities lacks sufficient nutritious food. The Second Harvest Food Bank is actively working to fix that.

This Giving Tuesday, local citizen and business-owner Joyce Kohfeldt is matching every donation dollar for dollar. The Second Harvest Food Bank aims to raise $20,000 to help fund their Community Partner Grants, with Joyce’s additional donation totaling $40,000 to go to the community.

Last year, the Second Harvest Food Bank provided nearly 31 million meals across 18 counties. Their programs include providing children with nutritional meals during and after school, on the weekends, and through the summer months.

Winston-Salem Foundation

Can’t make up your mind on which charity to donate to for Giving Tuesday? Consider supporting the Winston-Salem Foundation.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is more than 90-years-old, and works to invest in local communities by making philanthropy and charity easily available to all.

A community foundation helps individuals and organizations achieve their charitable goals. They have an extensive knowledge of local issues and needs, and work to bring together diverse voices to address issues and foster greater giving.

Support Your Community

holding handsHere at Forsyth Realty, we know that we would be nowhere without the support of our community. If you have the means, please consider donating to a Forsyth County charity this Giving Tuesday.

If you have any questions about worthwhile local charities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. On behalf of the entire Forsyth Realty Team, we’d like to wish you a happy holiday season.

 

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