GIVING TUESDAY: December 3 and 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm

As part of GIVING TUESDAY, which will take place on December 3 and 8, 2019 on Victoria Avenue in front of the Metro grocery store, the City of Westmount invites you to bring cereal, peanut butter jars, snacks foods, toiletries, canned goods, ready-to-eat foods, etc. to support charities and help people in need. PLEASE, NO EXPIRED GOODS. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Visit givingtuesday.ca for more information

Text of the resolution adopted on November 4, 2019

WHEREAS, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that encourages activities in support of charities and non-profit organizations;

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday was established in New York City in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation in partnership with local community-based organizations to celebrate philanthropy and volunteering;

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is now celebrated by more than 6,500 Canadian charities as the “Opening day of the holiday giving season”;

WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to encourage residents to serve others throughout the holiday season and throughout the year;

WHEREAS, the City of Westmount wishes to encourage its citizens to support charities within its territory;

It was moved by Councillor Gallery, seconded by Councillor Lulham

THAT the City of Westmount support the Giving Tuesday initiative that will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and invite all residents to participate.