Giving TuesDAY is More Than a Transaction

Not sure if you felt the way I did, OVERWHELMED.  When I turned on the radio, Christmas songs.  The knowledge this was Cyber Monday yesterday.  Hearing one of the student say as I was leaving, “You need to get Christmas things in the library”.  And knowing Giving Tuesday is today.  Whoa.  However, when I step into the Vine Morris trail at Chapel Branch, I did, and do feel apart from the craziness.

But, in the total confusion I had all night yesterday of looking through sites, feeling I had to find SOMETHING to take advantage of it being Cyber Monday, I was able to pull away from that panic, MUCH later, and realize – with the advent of Giving Tuesday, the chance to make a huge difference is there, is available, and the opportunity to help charities out that serve the community?  This will overcome the sense of who and what and where do I need to go to get what for for the holidays.  Take time out today to support the very charities that have been reduced in governmental support that means so much to you today.  This is your chance to bring the real meaning of what a holiday was meant to be, today, on Giving Day.

Marlene Mervine – Executive Director –

Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy   302-337-8847

The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to continually preserve lands precious to the education and conservation of nature in Delaware.

The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. From creating public awareness events like the Benevolence Night at DogFish Head and establishing local 5k’s to raise awareness, we are only beginning to reach audiences with the purposes and results of the NRWC.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy is a citizen-based land conservation objective is to promote protection and balanced use of the watershed’s natural resources in both Delaware and Maryland.  Most of our land protection is achieved through conservation easements, or written agreements between the landowner and our agency ensuring that a property will not be developed.

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” – Theodore Roosevelt

92Y− a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.” Those who are interested in joining The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit to provide your information on how to be further connected with events that will further the protection of Delaware lands important to you.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

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About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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