On Giving Tuesday, please consider . . .

What is Giving Tuesday? Now in its fifth year, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving brings a spirit of giving to the first days of the holiday season. Giving Tuesday offers us the opportunity to do something significant as the end of the year approaches. It is an opportunity for us to give our time, money and support to organizations that are making a difference in our community.

This year, Headwaters, the public education foundation that provides supplementary programs and scholarships to the children of our county, is asking our friends and neighbors in Rappahannock County to consider participation in Giving Tuesday to support the local causes that mean so much to all of us. From organizations that work to preserve the natural beauty of the county to those that address hunger, the environment and safety; this is a vibrant, caring community.

Every organization contributes to our quality of life — think enriching the lives of our children, ensuring our fire and EMT services, the arts and protecting our gorgeous vistas. I encourage you to visit the websites and Facebook pages of organizations that you admire and kick off the holiday season as generously as you can, giving your funds and/or your time.

On behalf of Headwaters, happy holidays.

Judy DeSarno

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