WHEREAS after Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that encourage 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 volunteerism;

WHEREAS Giving Tuesday is now celebrated by more than 3,700 Canadian charities and non-profit partners and is recognized as the ‘opening day of the holiday giving season’;

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

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

THEREFORE I, Mayor Peter F. Trent, on behalf of Westmount City Council, do hereby proclaim, Tuesday, December 1, 2015 as Giving Tuesday in the City of Westmount and invite all citizens to join together and give back to their community in any way that is personally meaningful.

For more information, visit givingtuesday.ca