Embrace the Spirit of Giving: Celebrating Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday in Royse City!

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9 Nov 2023

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This Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, the Royse City Community Development Corporation extends its gratitude to the small businesses and nonprofits in Royse City, recognizing their impact on the local economy and the joy they bring to residents. These special days, Small Business Saturday (November 25) and Giving Tuesday (November 28) provide an opportunity to support and celebrate these essential entities.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, established by American Express in 2010, falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, fostering a spirit of gratitude and giving. It encourages consumers to shop small during the holiday season, with the  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) cosponsoring the event since 2011. Last year's American Express survey revealed that Small Business Saturday generated approximately $17.9 billion in sales in 2022, with $0.68 of every dollar spent within the local area. Small businesses not only bolster local economies but have also created 63 percent of new jobs from 1995 to 2021.

This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 25, and we invite Royse City residents to show their support by shopping local! It's an opportunity to indulge in your favorite local mom-and-pop shops, independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, and service providers while giving back. We recommend Royse City-based small businesses explore resources provided by American Express and tips from Shopify for effective marketing strategies on Small Business Saturday. The small businesses in Royse City deserve our appreciation and support.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, initiated in 2012, aims to inspire acts of kindness and giving in communities worldwide. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year's Giving Tuesday falls on November 28. Much like Small Business Saturday, it has evolved into a movement promoting generosity and collaboration with nonprofits and charities everywhere.

Last year, GivingTuesday raised $3.1 billion in one day for charitable causes nationwide, underscoring the significance of the nonprofit sector, which is the third largest employer in the U.S., providing approximately 12.3 million jobs, according to the most recent data from 2016.

Royse City's nonprofits and charities continue to make a significant difference, supporting children, animals, the underprivileged, the environment, and more. The Royse City Community Development Corporation encourages community members to consider donating money or volunteering with these organizations. Let's unite to support both small businesses and nonprofits in Royse City.

The Royse City Community Development Corporation applauds the remarkable small businesses and nonprofits contributing to our community's character. We invite all community members to join us in shopping small and aiding local nonprofits, not only on these special days but throughout the year!


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