Supporting Medford and Giving Tuesday

Learn about Destination Medford’s year-round extension of Giving Tuesday and some of our favorite local causes.

In the midst of the holiday hustle, when the Black Friday and Cyber Monday frenzy have settled, there emerges a quieter but profoundly impactful day: Giving Tuesday. While the former days were marked by deals and discounts, Giving Tuesday is all about generosity, kindness, and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our local take on this global movement, which falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is going to extend year-round on the last Tuesday of every month to help us showcase the wonderful groups and organizations that make Medford the most wonderful community. Our Giving Tuesday series serves as a nice reminder to shift our focus from consumerism to compassion, from shopping bags to acts of kindness.

A Few Ideas to Get Started

Support Local Causes: Consider contributing to local charities and organizations such as the Main Street Merchants of Historic Medford Village that are making a difference in your community. Small donations collectively have a big impact and can help support events like the upcoming Dickens Festival.

Volunteer Your Time: Giving doesn’t always have to involve money; your time and skills can be just as valuable. Explore local volunteer opportunities such as our friends at Freedom Barks, who only depend on community support through donations but their efforts at the dog park are only possible through the hard work of community volunteers.

Spread Positivity: Use Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to spread positivity in your community. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, complimenting a stranger, or simply supporting an organization like the South Jersey Pops that has brought the joy and positivity of orchestral music to Medford for over half a century.

Educate and Advocate: Take the time to learn about and share information on causes that matter to you like the fine folks at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Join your efforts to theirs and help support their non-profit nature center and wildlife refuge.

As the holiday season unfolds, let’s not forget the true spirit of giving that defines the essence of this time of year. Destination Medford’s Giving Tuesday is a chance for each of us to contribute to Medford’s community and make our hometown a better place. Whether through donations, volunteer work, or acts of kindness, every action, no matter how small, adds up to create a wave of positive change.

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