After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it isn’t surprising that many don’t have the time, energy or resources to participate in Giving Tuesday. At A Simple Gesture-Greensboro, we make it so simple to give that you can feel good about giving while exerting very little effort. After all, “simple” is in our name!

Giving Tuesday is an international movement to focus on helping others. This year, why not use Giving Tuesday to spend a minute or two signing up to participate in A Simple Gesture – Greensboro?  A Simple Gesture – Greensboro gives each donor a reusable grocery bag and asks donors to add just one non-perishable food item every week.  Every two months, on a specified date, donors leave the bag outside their front door. Volunteer drivers pick up the full bag of food and leave an empty bag for use during the next two months. The collected food is delivered that same day to several food banks for distribution to the needy.

A Simple Gesture – Greensboro demonstrates how small contributions can equal huge results. In less than 1 1/2 years, A Simple Gesture – Greensboro has collected and distributed over 133,000 pounds of food that was distributed to our local food pantries, such as Backpack Beginnings, Out of the Garden, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Jewish Family Services. These donations have helped expand these wonderful programs and that means fewer people are going without meals in Greensboro and Guilford County.

The next collection day is December 10. We hope you will join us in this simple, easy and very rewarding endeavor.