It seems the #GivingTuesday hashtag has found its way into my email as well as my Instagram and Facebook accounts today. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, I really thought we’d seen the end of specially named days for a few weeks, but apparently this year, Giving Tuesday has really caught on as a day to give back.

Donations of money and time supporting thousands of organizations have been highlighted throughout the day. However, every Tuesday is a giving Tuesday in Ocala as dozens of volunteers come together each week at First United Methodist Church Ocala to assist the homeless population of our county.

It was also a day of volunteers decorating the church’s sanctuary for Christmas.


Teams of volunteers will decorate not only on Tuesday but throughout the week.


#GivingTuesday is a good idea to get people to think about giving as a way to change the world, but if you missed participating today, I’m sure your help will be appreciated on any of the remaining 364 days of the year. Make any day a giving day.