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Giving Tuesday 2020

I'm not sure when Giving Tuesday started to trend in our society, but I am hopeful that this "trend" is here to stay.

If you haven't heard of Giving Tuesday, it is part of the Thanksgiving parade of days with special names. Thanksgiving appears to kick off the "parade" followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and then Giving Tuesday. (I'm not sure how Sunday escaped the parade, but I'm thankful to have at least Sunday as a traditional day of rest!) Giving Tuesday was designed as a way to provide a global movement to show the impact of generosity. It is one of my favorite days of the year-- a day designed to encourage everyone to DO GOOD!

I know what so many of my customers are thinking... "really, Amanda, do we now have to have a day to remind us to be good to others?" And I understand part of their annoyance. However, those customers are also likely blessed like me to have been raised differently than so many others. I was raised with the default to be good and nice to others. If I wasn't, I was quickly met with a quick (but painful) tap on my rear-end! However, I have quickly learned during my adult duration, that many others were not raised with the same programmed default.

So why is your insurance agent writing a blog about "Giving Tuesday"? I am writing this blog because "Giving Tuesday" is what insurance is about! Insurance is about helping others. It is about being there for our insureds on sometimes the darkest, lowest days of their year. We are there when the homes burn down or the car is totaled. We are there to console loved ones as we deliver life insurance benefits to beneficiaries. We are here to "do good" and help others through the avenues we have available to us. You would say that we are the blessed ones to participate in "Giving Tuesday" all year round. This year alone, we have been able to donate back to our community in service, financially and spiritually.

I am also writing because we may be able to help you with your "Giving Tuesday" ideas. If you'd like to support your favorite charity with a financial donation, consider purchasing a life insurance policy and designating your charity as the beneficiary. The money you place into the policy as premium, will be exponentially greater as a death benefit. If you're interested in exploring this option, please let Ted Romer or I know.

I would like to end this blog with a thank you to all of the local organizations who do good work in our community every day. This year, at Fort Recovery Insurance, we have been blessed to be able to support the following and more,

The Arts Place

Boy Scouts

Cancer Association of Mercer County

Courage to Live Foundation

Fort Loramie Men's Fellowship

Fort Recovery Athletic Boosters

Fort Recovery Athletic Department

Fort Recovery Combined Charities

Fort Recovery FFA

Fort Recovery Friends of the Arts

Fort Recovery Historical Society

Fort Recovery Merchants Association

Fort Recovery Music Boosters

Fort Recovery Opera House

Fort Recovery Sports Programs

Fort Recovery Vocational Scholarship

Fort Recovery Youth Sports

Fort Street Car Classic

Maria Stein Shrine of the Holly Relic

Mercer County Junior Fairboard

Mercer County Challenger Baseball

Mercer County Fair

Merchants Cruise In

Ohio State Benefit Pull

Saint Anthony Dinner Theater

VFW Cancer Dance

Vores Compact Touring Series

Wendelin Sports Club

Join me in by participating in Giving Tuesday this year! But don't let it stop there. I challenge our clients to adopt the Giving Tuesday attitude all year round! I promise you will receive so much more than you give.

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