Chattanooga Gives

Giving Tuesday is day that is all about giving back to others in need.

The day has been making it’s way around the world for four years.

However, this is the first year Chattanooga has gotten involved in the movement.

Causeway and United Way of Greater Chattanooga headed the event along with the Association for Visual Arts.

Anne Wilson, director for the non-profit art organization, said there’s a strong need for people to give back however they can,, to organizations in the Chattanooga community.

"They function on a root level, on a basic level and we all go about our days, and just think things happen that a lot people don’t necessarily see."

Things like what the Northside Neighborhood House does.

Brittany Gibson is a single mom who is working towards her GED at the organization, said that’s it’s places like Northside that are invaluable to the community.

"The people here are so supportive and it’s just like a little family. They help local families, you know to pay their light bill and to get their water paid, and they will food."

There more than one hundred other participating local organizations who are looking for your help.

Heather Jones, assistant director for Northside Neighborhood House, said it’s the feeling people get when they give back, that makes them want to do it.

"People always feel good about themselves when they can take care of someone else. And so that’s what I’ve seen when people have been handing us checks today. They’re really excited to support our community."

Categories: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Local News

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