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#GivingTuesday this year is one of the most important days of the year for our l…
#GivingTuesday this year is one of the most important days of the year for our local nonprofits. Covid has created additional need while also putting financial pressure on all non-profits. The economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic has caused many donors to dial back. Many nonprofits are also having to cancel their usual programs and fundraising events out of concern for public safety. Additionally, most nonprofits have limited financial reserves to carry them through lean times ahead, putting them in a difficult spot.
In the first quarter of 2020 nonprofits nationally saw a 6% loss in donations and could see more than $25 billion lost this year due to the pandemic that would have normally been given. In addition, 35% of Americans expect to donate less money, or no money, to charitable causes in the coming year and more than half (52%) of Americans do not plan to volunteer or will volunteer less next year.
Lyons nonprofits need our support more than ever. They help our community remain a great place to live and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy. Although money is needed by all nonprofits in order for them to continue their missions and programs there are other ways to help that don’t cost anything. If you can’t donate please consider volunteering, following on social media, and sharing their important work/needs.
On our website (link in the comments), we have created a list of some of the local nonprofits we work with and ways you can support them this Giving Tuesday. Please share this post to help spread the word.
Locally made goods offered to you by Red Canyon Art! #shoplocalthisholiday Here…
Locally made goods offered to you by Red Canyon Art! #shoplocalthisholiday
Here’s another offering of #locallymadegoods -a #naturalfirstaid kit -great when you’re on the trail or in your cupboard at home #shoplocally #lyonscolorado #madeincolorado Lyons Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce
THROWBACK THURSDAY Did you know that forks used to be considered quite scandalo…
Did you know that forks used to be considered quite scandalous? According to the Smithsonian "In 1004, the Greek niece of the Byzantine emperor used a golden fork at her wedding feast in Venice, where she married the doge's son. At the time, most Europeans still ate with their fingers and knives, so the Greek bride's newfangled implement was seen as sinfully decadent by local clergy. 'God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks—his fingers' one of the disdainful Venetians said, 'Therefore it is an insult to Him to substitute artificial metal forks for them when eating.' When the bride died of the plague a few years later, Saint Peter Damian opined that it was God's punishment for her hateful vanity." My takeaway is that we can enjoy eating with our fingers. (The photo is of a pair of 9th CE bronze forks from an area in present day Iran). Relax and enjoy the rest of your holiday by grabbing a drink and checking out one of these ebooks of fantastic food writing:
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