giving tuesdayDuring the holiday season, we have one day for giving thanks and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday for getting deals. This year, you can help create a new day for giving back: #GivingTuesday – a global social media movement dedicated to giving back and a day when people from around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give. #ILGiveBig is a similar initiative, on a statewide level, to inspire Illinois families to work together to improve their local communities; give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support; and help create a better world.

What does all of this mean for rescued Golden Retrievers and golden mixes? As Good as Gold is a first-time participant in the #GivingTuesday and #ILGiveBig campaigns. Our goal is to raise $2,500 on December 2 to care for rescued senior goldens until their forever homes are found and to add 25 families to our Golden Guardians online monthly giving program.