Mayor Joe Gibbons, on behalf of City Council, proclaimed Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, as GivingTuesday in Lenoir. GivingTuesday is a day set aside to encourage residents to give back to their community any way they can.
Mayor Gibbons read and presented a GivingTuesday proclamation to Jamie Willis, Executive Director of United Way of Caldwell County, during Council's regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.
"GivingTuesday is much in the same spirit [of United Way]," Willis said. "Think about what you’re passionate about ... support those things in the community, and people will be all the better for it. You can give money, time, or you can advocate for a cause, and that so important for our non-profits."
The United Way of Caldwell County works with local programs and non-profits to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis while working year-round to improve community conditions.
Click the following links to learn more about GivingTuesday and United Way of Caldwell County, givingtuesday.org, caldwellunitedway.org.
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday was established as a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a celebration of philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to give; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is a day where citizens work together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community, and think about other people; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper on Giving Tuesday and on every day to recognize the tremendous impact of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service in the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County; and
WHEREAS, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to encourage citizens to serve others throughout this holiday season and during other times of the year.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 29, 2022 as "GivingTuesday" throughout the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County and encourage all citizens to join together to give back to the community in any way that is personally meaningful.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Lenoir to be affixed this 1st day of November 2022.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Mayor Gibbons read and presented a GivingTuesday proclamation to Jamie Willis, Executive Director of United Way of Caldwell County, during Council's regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Pictured from left: Councilmen Todd Perdue and Ralph Prestwood, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, City Manager Scott Hildebran, Jamie Willis, Councilman Kent Greer, Mayor Joe Gibbons, and Councilmen Ike Perkins, David Stevens, and Jonathan Beal.