Peabody foundation, schools tapping into Giving Tuesday effort

Move over Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Here comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.

Peabody Community Foundation and Peabody-Burns schools will bring this event to Peabody by jointly hosting Giving Tues­day/Win­terfest at the high school from 5-9 p.m. Tues­day, Nov. 29.

The come-and-go event begins with a soup supper buffet offered for donation by high school student organizations.

“Giving Tuesday offers an opportunity for community members to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes in their local community,” said Becky Nickel, PCF administrative assistant. “Ten local groups will be available with information about their work.”

Nickel said participants will be invited to donate time, supplies or money to the groups. As a thank-you, they will receive a hand-made Christmas tree ornament.

Participating organizations include Achievers 4-H Club, Avenue of Flags, Peabody Association of Churches, First Baptist Church, Peabody Food Pantry, The Hub, Partners of Peabody Parks, Peabody Township Library, Senior Center and Sorosis Beta.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the Warrior sports teams will scrimmage, the pep band will play and the cheerleaders will hold a dance contest.

Later in the evening, awards for the PCF Fall Grant Cycle will be announced. Elementary students will present “’Twas the Night before Christmas” to conclude the program.

Chris Young will be the master of ceremonies for Winterfest.

For more information, contact Nickel at admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org or 620-951-4022. PCF is an affiliate of the Central Kansas Com­munity Foundation.

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