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Giving Tuesday” is imminent. I can’t escape the reminders. I realize the psychological benefits of giving. So many people and institutions are in need this year.

What is Giving Tuesday? I found my answers here.  I was intrigued by its plea “Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice.Let us not forget that there are other ways to give than financially.

Here is Giving Tuesday’s history, according to Wikipedia.

What data is available about Giving Tuesday’s integrity and success? I found a whale of a lot of data  (facts, statistics, and predictions) here.

Several years ago, I donated to recognize the gifts of love and labor of my Carroll Physical Plant Friends over the past 40-plus years. Thank you, Dennis, Ott, Ralph, and so many others!  

Based on my thorough reading of the above links, my psychological indebtedness to Carroll through over four decades of teaching and learning, my awareness of the talents and financial needs of its students, and my belief in paying forward, I plan again to contribute to its Giving Tuesday efforts on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.