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Support Fredericksburg Area Nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

By Susan Larson

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Its purpose at the start of the holiday giving season is to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities by giving to charities and causes they support.

“The nonprofit agencies listed below are encouraging local businesses and individuals to participate in #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016,” said Julie Rettinger, vice president, Community Relations & Resource Development, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Inc.

“We encourage all who are interested in joining our organizations’ #GivingTuesday initiatives to visit our respective websites, or visit the #GivingTuesday website at www.givingtuesday.org for more information,” Rettinger said. “Together we can make the community stronger.”

Participating local nonprofit agencies include:
American Red Cross – Rappahannock Area Chapter
Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region – Fredericksburg Branch
Caroline County Habitat for Humanity
Catholic Charities
Central Virginia Housing Coalition
Children’s Home Society of Virginia
Community Foundation for the Rappahannock River Region
disAbility Resource Center
Empowerhouse
Fairy Godmother Project
Failsafe-ERA
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services
Fredericksburg Counseling Services
Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
Friends of the Rappahannock
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
Legal Aid Works
Loisann’s Hope House
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg
Moss Free Clinic
Office on Youth
Open Hand of Fredericksburg
Quin Rivers Community Action Agency
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
Rappahannock Area Court Appointed Special Advocates
Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.
Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault
Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Rappahannock United Way
Recovery in Motion
S.E.R.V.E.
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
Stafford Junction
The Childcare Network
The Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative
The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg, VA
Thurman Brisben Center

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