Social Media is powerful. It can spread awareness, social movements, and ideas faster than one can click ‘Like’. One of the best examples of social media superpower is the movement known as #GivingTuesday, which six years ago tomorrow, became an Internet hit seemingly overnight. Tactfully coming off the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday’s mission is to encourage philanthropy and giving during the holiday season.
According to its website, “#GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.”
As advocates for building a stronger community, New Balance San Antonio has taken the #GivingTuesday idea and applied it all year long. Here’s a list of ways we have contributed this year to our community. We hope it ignites a giving spirit in you so we can build a better city together.
- Donation to the rebuilding of the Sutherland Springs church
- Lead sponsor for Kinetic Kids Walk. Run. Roll.
- Silent Auction sponsor for 14 local events
- Donation to the Fisher House Foundation
- Donation of baseball shoes to John Jay HS
How Can We Help?
Did you know that giving can actually improve your health as well? Though giving to others shouldn’t be about you, it doesn’t hurt to get a little health boost. Plus, with better health, you can give more! And if you’re looking to gift health to others this year, why not give a properly-fitted pair of shoes? If you’re on the market for the gift that keeps on giving, come see us at one of our three San Antonio New Balance locations at The Strand, The Forum, or Quarry Village.