Every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as “Giving Tuesday”. It came about as an answer to the shopping craze of “Black Friday” and to help people focus more on giving to others and less on the superficial part of the holiday season.
This year the Wildwood Foundation got involved by starting a new initiative called “Friends of Wildwood,” to honor our community partners and to give thanks to the people and organizations that enrich the lives of the people we support.
On Giving Tuesday, the Foundation led a team of twenty Wildwood volunteers at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The Wildwood volunteers packed over 6,000 pounds of food to be boxed and sent to organizations around the Capital District to feed hungry families. Wildwood staff, families, Board members and people receiving supports, formed a strong and dedicated team that gave an afternoon to make our community stronger.