#GivingTuesday at Circle BMW
As movements go, GivingTuesday is a relatively new one – only seven years young – but in its short time, the concept to, “do good” has inspired people all over the world to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. GivingTuesday is the world’s largest giving movement and it follows Cyber Monday. It is a welcome calm that comes on the heels of a weekend of retail frenzy both in-store and online. The mission of GivingTuesday is to build a more just and generous world. On GivingTuesday, people are encouraged to perform acts of kindness, help those in need, support a cause or contribute to a non-profit.
Since GivingTuesday was founded in 2012, there are nearly 200 community campaigns in the U.S. and activities have been tracked in almost every country and territory with more than 60 of these countries initiating GivingTuesday movements of their own. There is even GivingTuesdayKids, where young people all over the world are taking action around the causes they care about most.
Circle BMW embraces the concept of “doing good” and has long supported many non-profit organizations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Giving back to the community is important to Circle BMW’s President, Tom DeFelice. As a lifetime resident and business owner in Monmouth County, DeFelice believes in contributing to programs and services that make a positive impact in our community and has generously contributed to numerous organizations such as AutismMVP Foundation, Count Basie Center for the Arts, Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, Monmouth County Historical Association, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, Two River Theater and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey.
During this holiday season, Circle BMW has partnered with Fulfill, formerly the Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, to collect non-perishable food items. A collection area has been set-up in Circle BMW’s Service Drive and showroom where people are invited to donate anything from low sodium canned vegetables (green beans, corn, mixed veggies and yams), canned tuna or chicken, whole grain cereals to shelf stable milk. For those that are unable to shop or drop-off, there is a site online to make a monetary donation. Fulfill’s wholesale buying power enables them to provide three meals for every dollar donated. To make a donation, click here.