Community Building #1: today is Pittsburgh's Arts Day of Giving
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, is a day--modeled after "Black Friday" shopping day, the growing "Small Business Saturday" after Thanksgiving promotion by American Express (Amex members can get small credits, up to $30, for shopping at small businesses) and Cyber Monday, the e-commerce shopping day--to promote charitable giving.
The Pittsburgh Foundation has taken that one better by organizing an annual Arts Day of Giving exclusive to that region, which happens to be today, October 2nd.
Donations made between 6am today and midnight will be matched--therefore doubled.
And they have a live counter on the website, which increments upward with each donation--in the time since I started writing this entry, the total donations have increased by more than $40,000.